Russia is now offering its Tor-E2 SAM system to export customers. Tor-E2 SAM systems can be integrated into any existing air defence system available to the customer, including those compatible with NATO standards. A battery of the four-channel Tor-E2 SAM systems, consisting of four combat vehicles. These can simultaneously engage up to 16 targets flying from any direction at a range of at least 15 km and an altitude of up to 12 km. Each vehicle in the Tor-E2 SAM system carries 16 missiles, which is twice as many as in the previous version of the Tor system.
“The Tor-E2 is a long-awaited novelty in the segment of short-range air defences. It’s no wonder that many foreign customers from different regions of the world are taking a keen interest in it. The SAM system has retained the best qualities inherent in the Tor family and become an even more formidable weapon against any current air threats,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.
“With its unique capabilities and performance, the system is superior to most of its counterparts in the world market. It is second to none in mobility and survivability. Rosoboronexport is prepared to consider applications from its partners for the supply of these systems,” he added. The Tor-E2 combat vehicle is an independent, mobile, all-terrain fighting unit that provides detection and identification of air targets on the march and at the halt, target lock-on and engagement at the halt, from a short stop and on the move.
In a Tor-E2 SAM system one combat vehicle undertakes all tasks related to target detection to destruction and to knock out a Tor battery, all of its combat vehicles need to be destroyed, whereas for other SAM systems, disabling a command post or a battery radar would be sufficient for that.
Two Tor-E2 combat vehicles can also operate in the “link” mode, where they can exchange information about the air situation at different altitude ranges and coordinate joint engagement operations. In this mode, one of the combat vehicles, acting from an ambush, receives information from the other one and does not reveal itself until the launch of the missile.
Airplanes, helicopters, cruise, anti-radar and other guided missiles and also attacking precision guided munitions, such as glide and guided air bombs, as well as UAVs within its engagement envelope can be engaged with Tor-E2. The system is capable of operating in intense jamming and counter-fire environments, in any weather, day or night.