IZHEVSK, December 21. /TASS/. Russia’s defense ministry plans to sign in 2019 a long-term contract for Tor multiple missile launcher systems with the Izhevsk-based Kupol Electromechanical Plant, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivorucho said on Friday.
“Next year, we plan to sign a big long-term contract (till 2027) for new Tor-family systems, including their Arctic modifications,” he said, adding that work is continued to modernize these systems, including based on the experience of their combat use in Syria.
It was reported in November that the Russian defense ministry had already received the first batch of 12 Tor-M2DT systems.
Tor-M2DT is an Arctic modification of Tor-M2. It is designed for air and missile defense at battalion level. The weapon defends important administrative facilities, the first echelons of ground forces from air strikes by antiradar and cruise missiles, gliding air bombs, aircraft, helicopters and drones.