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MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. Advanced Tor-M2U (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile systems have entered into service with the 1st Guards Tank Army in Russia’s Western Military District and will soon assume combat duty in the Moscow Region, the district’s press office said on Wednesday.
"Now combat crews are learning to operate the systems with the involvement of defense industry representatives at the ground forces’ air defense training center in the city of Yeisk in the Krasnodar Territory. The re-training will end with a live-firing tactical exercise at one of the practice ranges in the Astrakhan Region," the press office said.
After the drills, the air defense systems will arrive in the Moscow Region where they will assume combat duty, the district’s press office said.
The Tor-M2U is a modern multipurpose short-range antiaircraft missile system characterized by high mobility. It is capable of successfully accomplishing combat assignments in any situation, including amid the enemy’s active jamming counter-measures. Apart from various aerodynamic targets, the Tor is capable of hitting missiles.