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ULAN-UDE, July 6. /TASS/. Russia’s new anti-aircraft missiles defense systems Tor-M2U have arrived at a tank formation of the Eastern Military District, stationed in Buryatia republic, Siberia, the district press service reported on Wednesday.
"The air defense missile systems have arrived in the republic after successful live-fire exercises at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region", the press service said.
The military of the tank formation’s air defense units have undergone retraining in the training center in the city of Yeisk (Krasnodar Territory) to qualify for the work with the new systems.
The military have studied the equipment and tactical and technical characteristics of the new system, learned to load the launchers and search and detect air targets.
Tor-M2U is a new-generation system of the Tor short-range air defense family. It is designed to protect the most important military and state facilities from strikes of warplanes and helicopters, from cruise missiles, guided missiles, glide and guided aerial bombs, unmanned aerial vehicles. The Tor-M2U combat vehicle tracks and engages simultaneously four targets. The surface-to-air missiles of the system were designed to effectively intercept pinpoint maneuvering targets, which is a significant advantage over the foreign analogues. The first Tor air defense missile system was made operational in 1986. The modern Tor-M2 air defense missile system can eliminate targets flying at a speed of 700 meters per second at a distance of 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) and an altitude of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
The Eastern Military District said previously that the latest Tor-M2U systems will replace the Osa-AK air defense systems.