Tor-M2U Missiles Fired from Moving Launcher: Russian DM Released + Video

Sun Dec 27, 2015 15:30:01

The Russian army has released a rare video from the all-weather short-range surface-to-air missile launcher Tor M2U capable of firing while on the move.

According to a Saturday statement released by the Russian Defense Ministry, the launcher was driving at the speed of 25 kilometers per hour (15.5 miles per hour) off-road on a rough terrain when it fired a missile that precisely hit the target.

The short-range Tor missile system was originally designed by the Russian military in mid 70s to operate in all-weather conditions and to target airplanes, choppers, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and even short-range ballistic threats.

Unlike the previous models, the M2U modification of the Tor has the capability of firing on the move, which is considered to be a great advantage and makes it unrivalled since the launcher does not need to stop intermittently to fire.

The new test was carried out this summer at Kapustin Yar test range in northwestern Arkhangelsk region and its video was released in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Defense Forces.

The footage also contains a night test-fire of the S-300 long-range missile system.


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