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What is the Tor-M1?

10th January 2020 - 12:20 GMT | by İlker Aktaşoğlu, ​Matt Smith in London


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With Western officials suggesting that Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was hit by a missile fired from an Iranian Tor-M1 (NATO designation SA-15 Gauntlet) air defence system, what are some of the capabilities of the system?

The Tor-M1 is a tracked, self-propelled system, manufactured by defence giant Almaz-Antey in Russia, which itself has 172 units in service and has promoted the system heavily to its export markets, where it has found considerable success.

At least 235 units have been ordered by seven countries, including 29 acquired

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İlker Aktaşoğlu


İlker Aktaşoğlu

İlker is Defence Insight Manager at Shephard Media. He has over 15 years of experience in …

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​Matt Smith


​Matt Smith

Matt Smith is Director of Analysis at Shephard Media. He has over 15 years experience …

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