The Tor missile system is a Soviet/Russian made low to medium altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed for engaging airplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and ballistic targets. Its NATO reporting name is SA-15 Gauntlet. A navalized variant was developed for the Russian navy under the name 3K95 Kinzhal; the NATO reporting name of this version is SA-N-9 Gauntlet. The system is designed to protect targets from attack day or night in any weather, not only by shooting down attacking aircraft but also by destroying any munitions before they reach their target.The development of the Tor missile system (NATO reporting name SA-15 \"Gauntlet\") started on the 4th of February 1975. From the start the Tor missile system was designed to provide air defence against modern and future threats equipped with precision guided weapons like the AGM-86 ALCM. The Tor missile system was accepted into service on March 19, 1986. The Tor missile system was the first air defence system in the world designed to shoot down precision guided weapons as well as conventional aircraft. The naval variant had a more protracted development and entered service in 1989.