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Russia To Supply Air-Defense Missile System Thor-M2 To Belarus

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The air-defense missile system Thor-M2 is an effective means of destruction of aircraft, helicopters, guided missiles and other precision weapons.

The Ministry of Defense of Belarus has signed a contract with the Russian concern Almaz-Antey for the supply of one more battery of the Thor-M2 air-defense missile system, "according to the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus on the development of military-technical cooperation as of December 10, 2009," Radio Svaboda reports.

According to the ministry, the first batteries of the Thor-M2 air-defense missile system were put into service by the 120th air defense missile brigade of the Air Force and air defense forces in 2011 and 2012. In early 2014, the Thor-M2 air-defense missile system consisted of three batteries. At the end of last year, 740th anti-aircraft missile brigade got this air-defense missile system into service.

The Thor-M2 air-defense missile system is an effective means of destruction of aircraft, helicopters, aerodynamic unmanned aerial vehicles, guided missiles and other elements of precision weapons that fly at medium, small and extremely low altitudes, in a complex air environment. Distinctive features of Thor-M2 – high maneuverability, mobility, short reaction times, automation of combat operations, efficiency of shooting at a wide range of aims.