Russian Tor Air Defense Missile Systems Shot Down 45 Militant Drones In Syria

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Russian Tor Air Defense Missile Systems Shot Down 45 Militant Drones In Syria

Tor anti-aircraft missile system. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS

Russia’s Tor air defence missile systems have downed more than 45 drones used by militants in Syria, according to the chief of the Russian air defence forces, Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov.

“Since the start of combat duty, the calculations of the Tor combat vehicles targeted over 45 UAVs crafted by militants”, Leonov stated in an interview with the Natsionalnaya Oborona (National Defence) magazine.

The Tor air defence systems of various modifications are used together with the S-400 and Pantsir-S systems to protect facilities in Syria. Lieutenant General added the Russian armed forces will be supplied with the Tor-M2 air defence systems until 2027.

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