"According to participants in the operation, they put in some serious work, preventing attempts at terrorist attacks that used drones, as well as balloons. Our unit successfully managed security at the Sochi Olympics," Vyacheslav Kartashov said.
Kartashov also also told Sputnik that the systems will be used to provide security at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as the Tor-M2KM modification is modular and can be put on any platform.
"The Tor type guided anti-air missile has a unique shrapnel, made from a high-density alloy, which has a special mass and form," Kartashov said. "This shrapnel has a high probability of punching through the shell of a guided bomb and detonating the explosives inside."
Kartashov said that the Tor system has practically no foreign-made components, making its production almost unaffected by sanctions.
Vyacheslav Kartashov is the assistant to the general director on military-technical cooperation and government procurements at the IEMZ Kupol plant which makes the systems.