27/11/2012, Tuesday, 16:04:09
Last updated 27/11/2012 at 15:50:54
Southern Military District received the first batch SAM "Tor-M1-2U"
The troops of the Southern Military District received the first batch of anti-aircraft missile systems "Tor-M1-2U." On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, said deputy head of the press service of the Southern Military District Colonel Oleg Kochetkov. According to him, until the end of 2012 is planned to fully staff such complexes defense unit, placed in the Volgograd region.
Delivery systems "Tor-M1-2U" is implemented in the framework of the state defense order for 2012. The troops of the new systems will replace aging systems short-range "Osa", "Thor" and "Tor-M1". What is the number of new air defense system came into force, and how many of these systems will deliver before the end of 2012, Cochetkov did not elaborate.
"Tor-M1-2U", which is a modernization complex "Tor-M1" is designed to cover the anti-aircraft units and infrastructure of aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and guided missiles. The complex is able to detect and track targets at ranges up to 30 kilometers and carry on simultaneous firing of four of them at an altitude of ten thousand feet.