Russian air defense troops to carry out exercises using new Tor-M2U missile system

A Russian air defense missile regiment in the country’s Western Military District will carry out live firing exercises in the Astrakhan Region using their newly acquired Tor-M2U surface-to-air missile systems, TASS reported.

"During the tactical live-fire drills, the Tor-M2U anti-aircraft missile systems teams will make a march to the area of live-firing and deploy the launchers, detect, track and identify… low-flying small-size target missiles," the Western Military District’s press office said.

After the exercises are complete, the missile systems will be deployed to the Moscow region.

The Tor-M2U is the upgraded version of the short-range Tor system that has been in service since 1986. The latest version is capable of operating in difficult air and jamming environments, and was designed to defend against guided missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft, precision bombs, and unmanned aerial systems.

  Russia, Russian military exercises