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Russia to Deliver Five Tor-M2K Surface-to-Air Missile Launchers to Belarus

Sputnik News

17:45 25.08.2015 (updated 19:03 25.08.2015)

Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport and the Belarusian Defense MInistry signed on Tuesday a contract on delivery of five missile launchers for the Tor-M2K air defense system, Rosoboronexport said Tuesday.

ZHUKOVSKY (Sputnik) — According to Rosoboronexport's General Director Anatoly Isaykin, the delivery of these launchers will significantly boost air defense capability of Belarus and the Russia-Belarus Union State in general.

"The delivery is scheduled for 2016," Isaykin told reporters at the MAKS-2015 air show.

Tor-M is an advanced short-range surface-to-air missile system, designed to defend key military and civilian facilities from attacks by aircraft, cruise and guided missiles, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles.

It can simultaneously detect more than 40 targets, track and attack four of them at once at a range of up to 23,000 feet and at altitudes of up to 19,700 feet.

Tor-M2K system includes the fighting vehicle 9A331MK and the anti-aircraft missile module 9M334 with four anti-aircraft guided missiles 9M9331. Besides, the system comprises technical support components, such as a transporter-loader vehicle, maintenance vehicles, rigging equipment set and a truck used for carrying spare parts, tools and accessories.


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