Video released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows the Tor-M2 missile system launching a missile to down a Ukrainian plane to protect ground forces.
The video was released by the Ministry of Defense Russia announced on June 8, to introduce the combat operations of the Buk-M2 and Tor-M2 air defense systems participating in the special military operation in Ukraine. “This mixed air defense formation is capable of monitoring and shooting down anything that threatens Russian forces, such as fighter jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and enemy cruise missiles.” , the Russian Defense Ministry said.
In the video, the Tor-M2 short-range air defense missile system detects a Ukrainian plane and fires a missile to hit the target. Images on surveillance screens showed the plane exploded after being hit by a missile, but the type, time and location of the incident were unknown.
The Russian military said that in the mixed air defense formation, the Tor-M2 also has the function of supporting more powerful Buk-M3 complexes. After each firing, the crew had to change positions frequently to avoid being hit by force Ukraine hunt.
“We are trying to focus as much as possible on completing the task of protecting our comrades,” Egor, the chief operator of the Tor-M2 complex, said in the video.
Russia launched a special military operation to “demilitarize and de-fascist Ukraine” on February 24. The Ukrainian military is using a variety of light UAVs to deal with Russian forces, including the US RQ-20 Puma and the Bayraktar TB2. Turkey manufacturing.
Russian forces deploy short- and medium-range air defense complexes, as well as electronic warfare equipment to deal with Ukrainian UAVs. Russia’s Defense Ministry on June 8 announced that its forces downed 192 enemy aircraft, 130 helicopters and 1,150 UAVs, while Ukraine has not announced the damage to its aircraft.
Each Tor-M2 launcher is an independent combat system, including missiles, circular radar for target detection, infrared, optical-electronic and fire-control radar. These systems allow the Tor-M2 to track and intercept targets without connecting to other radar systems.
Tor-M2 launcher can move with a maximum speed of 65 km / h, carrying 8-16 projectiles with a range of 15 km. This air defense complex is considered “significantly powerful when confronting UAVs, anti-ship missiles, helicopters and low-flying aircraft”.
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