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Belarus to get another Russian cutting-edge air defense battery

Society 25.10.2017 | 19:16

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian Defense Ministry and the Russian Air and Space Defense Corporation Almaz-Antey signed a contract for the delivery of another battery of Tor-M2 air defense missile systems on 25 October, representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.

The new weapon system will be delivered as part of the Belarusian-Russian agreement on advancing military and technical cooperation of 10 December 2009. The first few Tor-M2 batteries entered into service of the Belarusian army as part of the 120th Air Defense Missile Brigade in 2011 and 2012. In early 2014 the brigade formed a squadron of three Tor-M2 batteries. The 740th Air Defense Missile Brigade received Tor-M2 systems in late 2016. Thanks to the new weapon systems the Belarusian army's capability to protect air space has greatly increased.

The air defense missile system Tor-M2 is an effective solution for bringing down aircraft, helicopters, aerodynamic unmanned aerial vehicles, guided missiles and other high-precision weapons that fly from extremely low altitudes to medium altitudes in complicated tactical situations. The Tor-M2 system boasts high maneuverability, mobility, a short response time, automated combat routines, and effectiveness against a broad range of targets. All the Tor-M2 systems the Belarusian army has received had proved their combat effectiveness in exercise areas in Belarus and Russia.

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