Russia is set to begin final qualification of the TOR-M2DT (9K331MDT) Arctic short-range air defence (SHORAD) system.
Initial test firings of the TOR-M2DT were planned for 15 February at Kapustin Yar test site in Astrakhan Oblast, with the system scheduled to enter serial production and Russian service later this year.
Developed by Russia’s JSC Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol (a subsidiary of the Almaz-Antey Concern), the amphibious Tor-M2DT system is mounted on a DT-30PM-T1 articulated all-terrain tracked carrier and armed with 16 vertical-launched 9M331 and 9M332 SAMs with a maximum range of 12 km at altitudes of up to 10 km.
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