Ukrainian drone destroys Russia’s vaunted Tor-M2DT missile system in the Kherson region. Photo/Video screenshot @Osinttechnical
KIEV – Ministry of Defense Ukraine announced the Kiev drone had destroyed the vaunted TOR-M2DT missile defense system Russia . Video of the attack was released Thursday.
The Tor-M2DT missile system was debuted by the Russian military in May 2017 during Moscow’s annual Victory Day parade.
According to the Army Recognition website, it is a short-range air defense system specially designed to operate in the Arctic climate.
The defense news outlet also reports that the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video on December 13, 2022, which shows the first operational deployment of the Tor-M2DT in the territory of Ukraine controlled by Moscow forces.
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“The Tor-M2DT Arctic air defense system became the star of Russian television when it was delivered to Ukraine,” the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense wrote in a Twitter announcement.
“But soon the Ukrainian drone introduced it to the Ukrainian shooters,” the ministry continued, as quoted by Newsweek, Friday (3/2/2023).
“It was burning brightly, fire extinguishers didn’t help,” added a Ukrainian official.
Aerial footage of the Russian missile defense system being destroyed was first posted by Ukraine Weapons Tracker on Twitter on Wednesday, which reported that the Tor-M2DT was attacked using the M982 Excalibur, a high-precision GPS-guided weapon given to the Ukrainian army by the United States. ).
According to a tweet from the open-source intelligence Twitter account, @Osinttechnical, a Russian Arctic missile defense system is stationed outside Chelburda, a village in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.
Prior to being positioned in December, the account reported that the Tor-M2DT was initially deployed along the Finnish border in the Russian city of Alakurtti.
Russian troops have focused some of their most intense shelling on the Kherson region since the start of the war in Ukraine, including after Russian President Vladimir Putin lost control of the city of Kherson in November, the first major territory to fall in a series of successful Ukrainian counterattacks.
Despite the retreating troops, however, the Russian military has continued to pound the southern Ukrainian town in an attempt to lower the morale of the civilians in the area. That’s according to the latest update from the UK Ministry of Defence.
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