Russia’s Northern Fleet beefs up Arctic air defense with Tor missile systems

August 22, 2019


MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. A battalion of Arctic Tor-M2DT surface-to-air missiles systems making part of the Northern Fleet’s motor rifle brigade has assumed its first experimental combat duty in the Murmansk Region, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday.

“The unit has been deployed at a practice range of land and coastal defense troops in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk Region. The personnel are practicing measures to provide for airspace control and point air defense,” the press office said in a statement.

The Arctic Tor-M2DT systems arrived for the Northern Fleet last year, the press office said.

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