Russia shows Arctic air defense systems during military parade in Moscow

Moscow showcased air defense systems capable of operating in sub-zero Arctic temperatures.

The Arctic technology – the Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system and the Pantsir-SA anti-aircraft missile and gun system, painted in white and gray – were showcased for the first time, Russian news agency TASS reported.

The Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system is an Arctic version of the Tor-M2 system. It is mounted on a DT-30 caterpillar conveyor and has a range of at least 15 kilometers of airspace surrounding an enemy's air attack weapons.

The Pantsir-SA short-range anti-aircraft missile and cannon system is equipped with a multi-channel system for capturing and tracking targets as well as quick-firing cannons and modern anti-aircraft missiles, which allow the system to easily destroy any air targets within a radius of 20 kilometers.

Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, earlier said, the new anti-aircraft systems are capable of ensuring Russia’s security in the difficult climatic conditions of the Arctic, where there are no bases and a complete absence of roads.

An air show, which was to be held as part of the parade, was canceled due to poor visibility.

Every year Russia holds parades to mark the victory over Germany in the Second World War. This year, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Moldovan colleague Igor Dodon attended the parade.

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