Sizing up the Strength of Russia's Tor-M2 Air Defense Missile System
10:48 GMT 01.08.2023 (Updated: 11:29 GMT 01.08.2023)
The Tor is a Russian surface-to-air missile system designed to detect and destroy aircraft, helicopters, drones, and cruise missiles. It is also capable of intercepting ballistic missiles in their terminal phase.
The Tor-M2E anti-aircraft missile system is designed for air defense of ground forces units during combat operations and in concentration areas, protection of command posts, communication centers, radio facilities, bridges, airfields, etc.
The missile system is a further development of the well-known 9K331 Tor-M1 complex. Compared to its predecessor, the Tor-M2E is characterized by increased effectiveness in repelling massive attacks in conditions of intensive fire and electronic countermeasures.
The system uses a combination of radar and missile technology to track and engage targets.
Check out Sputnik’s infographic to see the characteristics of the Tor-M2E anti-aircraft missile system: