TOR-M2U new generation of TOR-M2 air defense missile system is now operational in Russian army TASS 13009162

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TOR-M2U new generation of TOR-M2 air defense missile system is now operational in Russian army
The Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) air defense missile system has been proven to be operationally capable in the wake of its trials at a Defense Ministry missile range, Igor Ivanov, director for military-technical cooperation, Kupol Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant, told TASS.
     
The Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) air defense missile system has been proven to be operationally capable in the wake of its trials at a Defense Ministry missile range, Igor Ivanov, director for military-technical cooperation, Kupol Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant, told TASS. TOR-M2U short-range air defense missile system at Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum exhibition near Moscow, Russia. (September 8, 2016)
     
"The Tor-M2U surface-to-air missile [SAM] system is fit for operational service judging by the results it has produced at a testing ground of the Defense Ministry. The system has been shipped to its home station," he said.

The TOR-M2U is an upgraded version of the TOR-M2 short-range air defense missile system. The TOR-M2U is equipped with a new battlefield missile system with better algorithms to recognize, classify and prioritize targets and able to engage four threats simultaneously.

The Tor-M2U is a new-generation tactical SAM system from Kupol in the city of Izhevsk. It features several unique characteristics. The SAM system is capable of acquiring over 40 targets simultaneously, prioritize them and engage four of them at the same time. The Tor-M2U can repel mass attacks of advanced enemy aircraft. The characteristics of its missiles make them very effective against highly agile small-size threats. The Tor-M2U can operate as part of an AD force or independently.

The TOR-M2U can destroy aerial moving enemy targets within the range of 12 km and at altitudes from 10 m to 1,000 m.
     
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