The “Fajr 2023” military exercise, which was organized on June 25 in the state of Djelfa, received for the first time Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, along with Chief of Staff Said Chanegriha.
During this exercise, new equipment was deployed, in particular the TOR MK2 anti-aircraft defense system was obviously used for the first time. The existence of the system has been known for a few years but has never been photographed before.
The Wing Loong 2 attack drone was also revealed for the first time, which was filmed engaging a target with great precision.
In addition, Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Said Chanegriha conducted a military review aboard the last Algerian-manufactured MRAP vehicle, the Hafeet MK2, built in Khenchela.
The TOR-M2K air defense system is an advanced Russian air defense system used to protect military and vital sites from air attacks. This system is characterized by its ability to intercept and destroy a variety of air targets including warplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, and drones.
The TOR-M2K system consists of several components, including radars, fire management system, and surface-to-air missiles. The missiles are deployed in vehicles mounted on wheels, which facilitates the system’s mobility and deployment to various locations.
The TOR-M2K system is used to protect strategic military sites, critical infrastructure facilities, military operating bases, and industrial complexes. The system is effective in defending against aggressive air attacks and has a high capacity for early detection, tracking and rapid destruction of targets.
It is known that the TOR-M2K system was designed and developed in Russia and has been exported to many countries around the world. It is considered one of the advanced and effective air defense systems in the world, and contributes to enhancing the defense capabilities of the countries that use it.
The range of the TOR-M2K air defense system depends on several factors, including the type and altitude of the aerial target, environmental conditions, and the tactics used in deployment. However, the extent of the system can generally be estimated based on the technical specifications.
The range of the TOR-M2K interceptor detected by radar is about 40 km, and the range of the horizontal intercept is about 10 km. The system can target low and transonic air targets at a height of up to 10 km.
The extent of the system may change in proportion to the exact model and the improvements applied to it, as there may be different versions of the system with greater range or additional features. However, the previously mentioned range is the usual and well-known range of the TOR-M2K system.