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Russia receives final contracted Tor-M2 air defence system

22 October 2019
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Tor-2MU, which was delivered to Russian forces while the Tor-M2 completed its development. Except for the missiles they carry the two launchers are much the same. Source: Russian MoD

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received the final contracted Tor-M2 air defence system from the Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant 'Kupol', the company's general director Fanil Ziyatdinov told the TASS news agency on 18 October.

"In October 2019, the sixth set of air defence systems, consisting of 12 combat vehicles and [three command and control vehicles], was shipped to the Air Defence Forces' 726th Training Centre for training and rearmament of the 245th anti-aircraft missile battalion [divizion in Russian] of the Southern Military District's 42nd Motor Rifle Division," the report quotes Ziyatdinov as saying.

This completed the state contract for the supply of six Tor-M2 battalions. However, on 19 September, the Russian MoD signed a further contract with Kupol for the delivery of additional Tor-M2 and Tor-M2DT systems valued at approximately RUB100 billion (USD1.57 billion). The systems from this second order will be delivered between 2019 and 2027, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the contract signing.

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