Third Tor-M2 battery in service of Belarusian air defense
15:00, — Army
The third battery of air defense missile systems Tor-M2 was put into service by the 120th air defense missile brigade of the Western Operative and Tactical Command of the Air Defense of Belarus.
The keys to the new systems were presented by Major-General Igor Golub, Deputy Chief of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus. He underlined: “With the acquisition of the third battery we have formed a full-fledged air defense missile division, which wields the latest armaments”.
One Tor-M2 battery comprises four vehicles. Thus, the Belarusian army has received 12 Tor-M2 vehicles so far.
The vehicles were made in Russia using Belarusian chassis (MZKT). The chassis has earned a good reputation. “We have already tested it in sands of [the Russian firing range] Ashuluk. We have no complaints about the Belarusian chassis,” noted Igor Golub. He also explained that one combat system can fire at four airborne targets simultaneously.
BelTA reported earlier that the third battery of Tor-M2 systems was delivered to Belarus in December 2013. It was put into service after all the necessary procedures were completed on 4 January.