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A close look at the Thor

The tasks on air defense at the divisional level since the beginning of the 80-s are solved by the Thor anti-aircraft missile system. During its existence, this air defense system has undergone many changes, each of which increased the effectiveness of its combat use. More recently, the Arctic modification of this well-proven complex has been demonstrated. The “Torahs” in Arctic camouflage for the first time passed at the Victory Parade on the Red Square 9 May 2017.

A close look at the Thor

One of the modern versions of Tor-MXNUMKKM (2K9MKM) has a modular design that allows it to be placed on different types of chassis. So, a few years ago, the Russian Thor was first introduced on the basis of the Indian TATA.

"Thor" in various versions is in service with the armies of a considerable number of countries. In addition to Russia itself, the land forces of Venezuela, Belarus, China, Egypt, Iran, and Ukraine are armed with these complexes.

The effectiveness of the Russian "Torah" was the reason for its copying. In this, as always, the Chinese neighbors have succeeded. Their defense industry created the HQ-17 air defense system, which was developed on the basis of the Tor-M1 air defense system. In this case, the Chinese copy has its differences. They consist mainly in the presence of a new radar and interference suppression system.

Channel Т24 presents a detailed description of the Russian air defense missile system in one of the releases of the program "Most-Most"

Photos used:
Wikipedia, T24

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  1. LSA57
    LSA57 29 October 2018 19: 48
    In this, as always, the Chinese neighbors succeeded.

    they copy themselves perfectly laughing
    and the complex is really a masterpiece good
    1. Jerk
      Jerk 29 October 2018 20: 08
      God made all people different ... But by the time of the creation of the Chinese, he was very tired
    2. Machito
      Machito 29 October 2018 21: 09
      The Chinese - well done, growing up. The rest are not able to make a mobile air defense system. In any case, China follows in the wake of the Russian weapons culture. GDP threw them a lure - a joint lunar program with technology transfer and Chinese funding. Here is their toad crushing. But you want to slam, but the price is high.
      1. Jerk
        Jerk 29 October 2018 21: 19
        They have a bzik at national projects, don’t go to a fortuneteller - that’s it - they’ll peck at a run
  2. Corn
    Corn 29 October 2018 23: 00
    The very idea of ​​a mortar launch of anti-aircraft missiles directly from a mobile platform is admirable, and in our time high-precision ammunition is especially relevant.
    At first glance, the main modernization suggests replacing the rotating radar with that of the all-round view, like modern ships or KAZ with armored vehicles, which will significantly reduce reaction time and significantly expand the sector of target destruction.
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 5 November 2018 22: 26
      And missiles would not be 8, but 16. But this will be a different base, more in size and weight. Or a bigger transport nearby.
  3. Radikal
    Radikal 30 October 2018 00: 17
    What is the article about? We were offered to be happy for the PRC? winked
    1. asv363
      asv363 30 October 2018 01: 20
      Do we need to be upset? By the way, in February of this year, two regiments came to guard the sky over the Belarusian nuclear power plant.
  4. Radikal
    Radikal 30 October 2018 16: 12
    Quote: asv363
    Do we need to be upset? By the way, in February of this year, two regiments came to guard the sky over the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

    But for this news you can rejoice! wink