Monday, February 26, 2024

Armenian Army to receive Tor-M2 short-range air defence system

According to REGNUM citing the TV program of the Ministry of Defenсe “Zinuzh”, Armenian Army is expected to receive Tor-M2 short-range air defence system within a few months.

It is known that after the realization of deliveries on the first Russian preferential military loan for $ 200 million Yerevan was offered a second loan – $ 100 million.

According to Deputy Defenсe Minister Artak Zakaryan (to date, already an ex-deputy minister), as of December 2017, three contracts were signed, the total amount of which exceeded $ 100 million (part of the purchases were financed by the Armenian budget). According to the deputy minister, these supplies will have to strengthen the air defenсe system.

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Now it is quite clear that one of the three contracts implies the delivery of short-range missiles Tor-M2, noted military expert Leonid Nersisyan.

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Tor-M2 is a Russia-made fully-automated surface-to-air missile (SAM) system manufactured by Almaz-Antey’s Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, to deliver effective air defence in jamming environments.

The Tor-M2 (NATO reporting name SA-15 Gauntlet) was presented for the first time to the public during the Moscow Air Show, MAKS in 2007 and was placed on active duty with the Russian armed forces in March 2017.

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The Tor-M2 is a low- to medium-altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed for intercepting aircraft, cruise missiles, precision-guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and ballistic targets.

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