Tuesday, 9 May 2017

New Arctic Tor and Pantsir Systems at Military Parade in Moscow

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Russia Showcases New Arctic Tor and Pantsir Systems at Military Parade in Moscow

11:27 09.05.2017(updated 13:22 09.05.2017) 

The Russian armed forces showcased newly developed Arctic military equipment, including Tor-M2DT short-range air defense missile systems and Pantsir-SA surface-to-air missile system, at the Red Square parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War being held in Moscow on Tuesday........Read entire post: sputniknews.com

The Tor-M2DT system was developed using the Tor-M2 missile launcher station specially for Russia's Arctic military group, and is able to defend airspace from enemy air attacks within a radius of at least 15 kilometers (9 miles). It has already been deployed on the Franz Josef Land archipelago on Russia's extreme northern latitudes.

The Pantsir-SA system was first commissioned with the Russian army in late 2016. It uses a Pantsir-S1 weapon station and is adapted to functioning at temperatures below —50 degrees Celsius (-45 Fahrenheit). The station is equipped with a multi-channel system for capturing and tracking targets, quick-firing cannons and modern anti-aircraft missiles, which allows the weapon to assure the destruction of any air targets within a radius of 20 kilometers.

TOR-M2DT Arctic air defense missile system: Details

Pantsir-SA Arctic air defense missile system: Details