The russian Ministry of Defense regularly reports on alleged interceptions of GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System) missiles by air defense systems. In February of this year, they claimed to have completed the modernization of their Tor (SA-15 Gauntlet) anti-aircraft missile systems to counter HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System), specifically high-precision GMLRS missiles.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine recently vividly demonstrated how russian Tor-M2 air defense systems "counter" missiles by targeting that very system with the same GMLRS missile from HIMARS/M270.
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Although the missile did not directly hit the complex and it was able to continue functioning, it is possible that the Tor system sustained damage from debris and may eventually require repairs.
According to the Oryx portal, this is at least the fifth damaged Tor-M2 air defense system since the full-scale invasion began, and the occupiers have lost a minimum of 16 such systems overall.
Recently, a photo of one of these damaged air defense systems surfaced online, which was hit by an anti-radiation AGM-88 HARM (High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile) from a Ukrainian aircraft.
Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Ukraine also targeted another russian air defense system. The 45th separate artillery brigade released footage of the destruction of a russian Pantsyr-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound) surface-to-air missile and an artillery system.
This makes at least 16 Pantsyr-S1 systems destroyed since the start of the full-scale invasion of russia in Ukraine.
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