4 Mar 2022 14:09

Russian Baltic Fleet missile units destroy airborne targets at drills in east of Kaliningrad region

MOSCOW. March 4 (Interfax) - Personnel of the air defense missile regiment of the Russian Baltic Fleet's Army Corps practiced repelling mock enemy airstrikes and protecting the airspace over key industrial facilities during an exercise conducted in the east of the Kaliningrad region, the Baltic Fleet said.

"A column of Tor-M2 systems arrived at a training range in the Kaliningrad region, where personnel tracked, detected and destroyed mock enemy airborne targets by conducting electronic launches," the fleet said in a statement on Friday.

The exercise was conducted as part of air defense forces' drills, the fleet's press service said.

"In all, servicemen of the regiment destroyed more than 20 targets posing as mock enemy unmanned aerial vehicles, airplanes and helicopters," it said.

The Tor-M is a short-range air defense missile system, developed and produced by Almaz-Antey.

"Tor is an advanced multirole short-range air defense system, which stands out due to its high mobility. This air defense missile system can successfully tackle combat tasks in any environment, even amid active electronic countermeasures by an adversary. In addition to various aerodynamic targets, the system is also able to counteract a large number of missiles," the fleet said.

"Personnel of the air defense missile battalion and the air defense missile regiment's logistics units, in total some 100 servicemen and 20 pieces of military and specialized hardware, took part in the exercise," it said.