“Unsurpassed” SAM “tor-M2” experienced in battle
Anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) “tor-M2” was tested in real combat conditions, confirming its “unsurpassed” characteristics. This was in an interview with “RIA Novosti” said the General Director of the Izhevsk Electromechanical plant “Dome” Fanil Ziyatdinov.
The modernized “tor” took part in the fighting in the framework of the test program, where it fully confirmed the declared characteristics. Ziatdinov did not specify exactly where the trial took place, but noted that these tests proved the uniqueness of the complex, which, he argues, the world is not equal.
The development of an updated version of the ” tor ” is carried out within the framework of the program of modernization of Russian troops, announced by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. SAM, for example, received a new anti-aircraft guided missile (missiles) 9M338, which was improved by a number of systems of the complex.
To increase the accuracy of hitting the missile was conducted a deep modernization of the guidance systems (SN), which were improved station detection purposes and computational means of SAM. In addition, instead of 8 missiles now in the antenna launcher 16 guided missiles. According to Ziyatdinov, the tactical and technical characteristics of the updated “tor” in the aggregate are unsurpassed.
“Tor-M2” is an all-weather tactical SAM, designed to provide air defense of troops, communication centers, command posts, bridges, airfields, radio systems, etc. from aircraft, helicopters, radio-controlled missiles, corrective and planning bombs, drones and other elements of modern precision weapons
The Ministry of defense under the leadership of Sergei Shoigu conducted a large-scale work on the modernization of air defense forces. In troops gradually trickled in system a new generation, such as “tor-M2.” Over the past seven years, the share of modern weapons in the army has increased by more than 30%. In total, the army received more than 2,000 new models of military equipment. And this is not the limit.
Only on the basis of “tor” is preparing a number of promising projects. For example, thanks to an interview Ziyatdinova became aware of the development of a robotic version of the SAM specialists Izhevsk Electromechanical plant “Dome”. Work is underway on the creation of a “marine” version of the complex, solved the problem on expansion of a zone of defeat of the opponent and increase the probability of elimination of lethal objects moving at the highest speeds.