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December 15, 2011

Belarus gets surface-to-air missiles from Russia

(RIA Novosti ): Belarus has taken delivery of the first consignment of advanced Tor-M2 antiaircraft missile systems from Russia, Belarusian Defense Minister Yury Zhadobin said on Thursday.
“The first two units arrived yesterday,” he told the Belta news agency.
All 14 systems will have been delivered before December 24, he said, adding that the first Tor-M2 battery would be based in the Brest region.
Tor is an all-weather, short-range surface-to-air missile system that can effectively engage aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and ballistic targets.

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