MOSCOW, November 14 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Safronov. Concern PVO «Almaz-Antey» The state corporation «Tactical Missiles» did the latest missile «ground-air» 9M338 with exaggerated features for complex air defense of ground troops short range «Tor-2M», said to RIA Novosti on Thursday, Deputy Director General of Concern PVO «Almaz-Antey» (Developer) for Scientific and Technological Development Sergey Druzin.
Armed with complexes «Tor-M1» and «Tor-M2U» the missile 9M331. In late October of this year were held shooting outside the state tests to prove the features of the new complex and missiles.
«We shot off 5 missiles at a very difficult targets (missile complex» Wasp «-» Adobe «), of which three were shot down by direct hits missile missiles in other words forehead to forehead. This is a good result, accuracy is amazing. It is unique. Other objectives were also amazed flow fragmentation missile warheads, «- said Druzin.
He stressed that the special committee on the basis of firing concluded ability assignment letters rocket mass production. «It’s part of the finish is the result of a very big job,» — said the deputy director general of Concern PVO «Almaz-Antey». Interlocutor of the agency also said that the creation of the modern rocket, which, by its dimensions than their predecessors, giving ammunition to increment «Tor-M2» doubled — from eight to 16 units.
At JSC «VMP» Avitek » (Kirov), which comes to a group already made the first batch of these missiles from 40 units. «This confirms that our factory is able to master these technologies. We can start making the missiles in the amounts that will be needed Russian Army «- allocated Druzin.
He said that the missile 9M338 developed machine-KB «Vympel», included in the Corporation «Tactical Missiles», with the financial participation Concern PVO «Almaz-Antey». «I wish to say thank you for a tremendous chief designer Vladimir Yelets rockets for a giant and successful efforts to create a new instrument for the defense of the Russian Federation», — said Druzin.