Russia reinforces the Egyptian air defense with TOR-M2K missile launchers
She rose Russia Hand over an undisclosed number ofTOR-M2KAir defense missile systems for Egypt, according to a photo posted on Twitter. The air defense system, based on the 9A331M chassis developed by the Belarusian company MZKT, will operate. To increase Egypt’s large anti-aircraft capabilities.
For several years, Egypt has strengthened its relationship with Russia in the field of defence, in addition to its existing array of defense systems anti-aircraft. Which include the S-300VM/SA-23, Tor-M1, S-125 Pechora-2M, and Buk-M2. The country also possesses a wide range of surface-to-air missiles.
And historically, enjoy Russia And Egypt has a long and strong defense relationship. Relations were initially re-established during the era of the late President Hosni Mubarak. in 1984, and relations strengthened after the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The post of president saw Abdel Fattah Sisi who took office in 2014, has promoted an increase in people-to-people military and trade relations.
Over the years, Egypt has become a significant buyer of Russian military equipment, purchasing advanced combat aircraft and helicopters. tanks and systems Air Defense and small arms.
These acquisitions have greatly contributed to the modernization and expansion of the Egyptian Armed Forces. It also constituted military exercises. The joint forces of the land, air and navy are the cornerstone of this bilateral defense cooperation.
Tor-M2K is the export alternative to Microsoft Russian air defense missiles – M2. It is based on the Belarusian MZKT-6922 6×6 wheeled high-traffic chassis,. which replaces the GM-5955 tracked chassis used in the standard Tor-M2.
The TOR-M2K is designed to intercept and destroy a variety of contemporary air threats. It is capable of taking on planes, helicopters, drones and a host of rockets and precision guided munitions.
The Tor M2K has an additional ability to detect and neutralize anti-radiation missiles. Essentially, it fills the gap left by air defense systems for a long time. and mid-range by eliminating targets you miss.
Tor M2K provides protection for both fixed and mobile assets and can identify targets and launch attacks on the move. making it ideal for providing cover for other units on the move.
It is armed with 9M331 surface-to-air missiles Tor-M2K A total of 8 missiles are launched vertically. These missiles have a range of 15 km and can reach a height of 10 km.
And it only takes 3 minutes to be ready to fire.. The system is capable of tracking up to 48 targets and can engage 4 targets at the same time. It has the ability to classify 10 targets according to their threat level. is running air defense system This multi-use. Capable of searching for targets and launching attacks on the move, by a team of three – vehicle commander, operator and driver.
This delivery of the Tor-M2K systems represents an important step in Egypt’s military modernization program, further securing the country’s position in the region. It is also an indication of Russia’s continued commitment to strengthening its defense relationship with Egypt.
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