Tor M2 is a fully-automated surface-to-air missile (SAM) system manufactured by Almaz-Antey’s Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, to deliver effective air defence in jamming environments. The short-range air defence missile system can counter a wide range of targets including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), guided missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft, helicopters and high-precision weapons flying at very low to medium altitudes. Equipped with modern processing systems and radars, the Tor-M2KM can detect and process up to 144 target tracks, simultaneously track up to 14 most dangerous targets and simultaneously engage four targets.
The Tor-M2KM SAM system has been mounted on the mass-produced motor chassis of Indian TATA Motors providing detection of air targets on the move and their firing at short halt. The system was displayed for the first time at international air show MAKS-2013 in August. In October, 2013 the Tor-M2KM SAM system mounted on the motor chassis TATA successfully passed trials followed by the acceptance tests in October 2014 at the firing range Kapustin Yar.
Tor-M2KM is configured in a modular manner which makes it possible to arrange independent combat modules (ICM) and support facilities on any chassis, semitrailers, trailers or HMVs of appropriate load-carrying capacity. The defense system can also act as a stand-alone system. The ICM incorporates computers, radars, optical devices, missiles, operator compartment, primary and backup power supply sources with its own fuel tanks, NBC system and air conditioner. It has provision for three detachable brackets for easy mounting of the loaded ICM on any mobile chassis. Specific design of the brackets enables the ICM to be rapidly redeployed from one platform to another. The ICM redeployment takes not more than 10 minutes and can be carried out by cranes of 25 tons or more. However, to carry the ICM, a platform of 20-ton payload capacity, 2,500 mm wide and 7,100 mm long is required.