MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) —— The Southern Military District is receiving newest anti-aircraft missile systems Tor-M2U, district spokesman Oleg Kochetkov told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The delivery of Tor-M2U anti-aircraft missile systems has begun to air defense units in the Volgograd region. The systems will replace outdated Osa. The replacement will be complete in 2012,” Kochetkov said.
Modern automated control systems, Kasatelnaya, Polyana-D4 and Barnaul-T, were supplied in 2011. “At present our district is equipped with modern anti-aircraft missile systems and automated control systems at over 40%,” he said.
Tor-M2U is designed to deter air attacks, including those of high-precision weapons. It carries twelve guided missiles capable of intercepting targets, which fly at up to 700 meters per second on the range of up to twelve kilometers and the altitude of up to 6,000 meters. The system is capable of detecting and identifying of up to 48 targets and simultaneous locking of four targets.