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Russia increases Arctic presence with new missile system

5th December 2018 - 11:10 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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The first batch of 12 Tor-M2DT self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems have been delivered to the Russian Land Force’s 726th Training Centre of Air Defence Troops at Yeisk.

The main use of the systems will be to train personnel from the ground-based air defence units of the Russian Northern Fleet, which will be deployed on a permanent basis to provide air defence of military bases in the Arctic, well beyond the Polar Circle, within the area of responsibility of the newly-established Strategic Command North. The new SAM systems were delivered on 26 November 2018.

This deployment is being undertaken in

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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