RIA News. The first batch of anti-missile systems (ZRS) Tor-M1-2U entered service in the troops of the Southern Military District (YuVO), Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Kochetkov, deputy head of the press service of the Southern Military District, told reporters on Tuesday.
"The first batch of Tor-M1-2U air defense systems arrived in the troops of the Southern Military District. By the end of this year, these air defense systems will be equipped with an air defense unit deployed in the Volgograd region," Kochetkov said.
According to him, the new Tor-M1-2U air defense systems have entered service as part of the state defense order. The system will replace the short-range Osa, Thor and Tor-M1 short-range anti-aircraft missile systems in service.
The TOR-M1-2U air defense missile system is intended for hitting airplanes, helicopters, aerodynamic unmanned aerial vehicles, guided missiles and other high-precision weaponsflying at medium, low and extremely low altitudes. The system is capable of hitting four targets simultaneously at altitudes up to 10 kilometers. Her crew consists of three people.
“As part of the complex, an onboard station for detecting small-sized air targets was used, which allows detecting and tracking up to several dozen air targets in an area over 30 kilometers. In addition, the electronic equipment of the new air defense system allows you to select targets according to the level of danger,“ prompting ”to the combat crew the order of their shelling ", - said Kochetkov.
The TOR-M1-2U air defense system is capable of providing air defense of subunits and cover objects day and night, in any meteorological conditions, in addition, the system has a high noise immunity.