Russian Air Defense Gets Deleted By HIMARS or M270

This footage, provided by a Ukrainian recon/spotter drone, shows a Russian air defense emplacement being targeted and summarily destroyed by a HIMARS/M270 launch.


This Transport, Launcher and Radar (TLAR) system shown in Zaporizhzia in April 2024, is part of the TOR missile system used by Russia as a low-to-medium altitude, short range anti-aircraft setup. Its NATO reporting name is SA-15, or "Gauntlet."


Or, was . Now its reporting name is "Smudge", courtesy of the US-provided HIMARS or M270 Multiple Rocket Launch Systems. The main difference between the two is whether the carrying system is wheeled or tracked, and in either case the end result is the same for this TLAR.


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This footage, provided by a Ukrainian recon/spotter drone, shows a Russian air defense emplacement being targeted and summarily destroyed by a HIMARS/M270 launch.


This Transport, Launcher and Radar (TLAR) system shown in Zaporizhzia in April 2024, is part of the TOR missile system used by Russia as a low-to-medium altitude, short range anti-aircraft setup. Its NATO reporting name is SA-15, or "Gauntlet."


Or, was . Now its reporting name is "Smudge", courtesy of the US-provided HIMARS or M270 Multiple Rocket Launch Systems. The main difference between the two is whether the carrying system is wheeled or tracked, and in either case the end result is the same for this TLAR.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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