Ukrainian artillery hits second rare Russian Tor-M2D anti-missile system

4 February, 11:55 PM
Another Tor-M2D anti-missile system was destroyed in Ukraine (Photo:Vitaly V. Kuzmin/Wikipedia)

Another Tor-M2D anti-missile system was destroyed in Ukraine (Photo:Vitaly V. Kuzmin/Wikipedia)

Ukrainian artillery and navy have destroyed a second Tor-M2D Arctic short-range air defense missile system – the pride of the Russian military and worth $25 million, the Ukrainian Navy reported on Telegram on Feb. 4.

"Artillery military units and units of the Naval Infantry Command of Ukraine delivered fire on the invaders, destroying a Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system and two Russian servicemen,” the navy’s message reads.

“The final enemy losses are being verified.”

Tor-M2DT Arctic short-range air defense missile system is especially designed for use in extremely cold temperatures. The first batch of these systems were delivered to the Russian army in 2018 and were first used in 2019.

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A division of these combat vehicles was supplied to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Tor-M2DT is a modification of the Tor-M2 air defense system, and is based on the chassis of a DT-30 Vityaz two-link tracked transporter.

It is intended to provide cover from anti-radar and cruise missile attacks, guided bombs, airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

It consists of 16 vertical-launched anti-aircraft missiles with a range of up to 12 kilometers capable of hitting targets at altitudes of up to 10,000 meters.

The modernized target detection station is allegedly capable of detecting aircraft that use stealth technology.

Over the 345 days of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Russia has lost about 130,590 of its soldiers, including 720 occupiers killed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the past day alone.

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