Sunday, November 29, 2020

Azerbaijani drone blows up Armenian modern air defense system

On Monday, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has released footage showed a drone attack targeting a new Armenian Tor-M2KM surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.

The Tor-M2KM is a modern short-range air defense system that Armenia has received from Russia last year.

A video statement published on the Ministry of Defense website said that on November 9, at 15:50, the Armenian Tor-M2KM SAM, which was used against Azerbaijani aircraft and placed between the private houses by the enemy in the Khojavend direction of the front was destroyed by precision guided munitions.

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This video, released by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence, shows an Azerbaijani combat drone tracking an Armenian Tor-M2KM and blowing up the air defense system.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on December 21 that Yerevan had bought Russian Tor-M2KM anti-aircraft missile systems and released a photo of a recently received modern air defense system.

According to Russian multiple reports, the Tor-M2KM provides round-the-clock protection against both fixed-/rotary-wing aircraft and air-launched weapons (including cruise missiles, anti-radiation weapons, guided and gliding bombs, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The system shields both state objects and industrial complexes, including oil and gas storages, sea-banks, various power stations, plants, large bridges, railroad stations, airports, sea and river vessels, etc.  It is a self-contained fighting module version of the system that can be mounted in various locations.

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