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Russia to complete development of SHORAD systems in 2022

2nd February 2022 - 12:21 GMT | by Sam Cranny-Evans in London

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Russia will complete the development of three SHORAD systems in 2022, potentially offering significant improvements to its air defence capabilities once in service. (Photo: Russian MoD)

NATO planners will have to consider the capabilities of the 2S38 Derivatsiya, Pantsir-SM-SV and Taifun-PVO short-range air defence systems.

The Russian defence industry will complete the development of three short-range air defence (SHORAD) systems in the course of 2022, the Russian MoD reported on 8 January. Once in service, the new systems will begin to replace legacy Soviet designs that are approaching obsolescence.

The three systems are the 2S38 Derivatsiya, Pantsir-SM-SV and the Taifun-PVO.

The 2S38 mounts a modified version of Uralvagonzavod’s AU220M remotely operated turret with a 57mm automatic cannon on a BMP-3 hull. It entered state trials in 2018 and has since been through a lengthy development process including the integration of a programmable air-burst

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