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Dubai Airshow 2021: Pantsir upgrade firmly on the agenda for UAE

16th November 2021 - 15:15 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Dubai

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Scale model of the Pantsir-S1M SAM system installed on a wheeled 8x8 chassis. (Photo: Leonid Nersisyan)

Negotiations are ongoing between the UAE and Russia to upgrade Pantsir-S1 SAM air defence systems.

Russia and the UAE are discussing the potential modernisation of Pantsir-S1 short-range air defence systems, 50 of which were delivered to the Middle Eastern country in the early 2000s.

Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, mentioned these negotiations during the Dubai Airshow 2021 on 14-18 November, saying: ‘We are discussing with our Emirati partners the possibility of upgrading the previously supplied Pantsir-S1 SAMs. The modernisation involves a significant improvement in the capabilities of the system.’

A source at Pantsir manufacturer KBP Instrument Design Bureau told Shephard that talks revolve around the possibility of upgrading the UAE

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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