Russia tests TOR-M2DT SHORAD
- February 22, 2018
An Arctic-adapted version of Russia’s Tor missile system has been tested at the Kapustin Yar proving grounds in Astrakhan region on 15 February.
Developed by Russia’s JSC Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol (a subsidiary of the Almaz-Antey Concern), the amphibious Tor-M2DT system is mounted on a DT-30PM-T1 articulated all-terrain tracked carrier and armed with 16 vertical-launched 9M331 and 9M332 SAMs with a maximum range of 12 km at altitudes of up to 10 km.
The system is now set to go on to climate testing in the Arctic, where it is expected to be able to operate in temperatures of —50 Celsius. If all goes to plan, the Tor-M2DT will enter mass production and be adopted by the Russian military later this year.