Russian forces receive Pantsyr-S1 systems
Air defence units of the Russian armed forces’s Central Military District in the Saratov region have received Pantsyr-S1 air defence systems, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 6 October.
The Pantsir-S1 truck-mounted air defence system is designed to defend ground installations against a variety of air and ground threats. The Pantsyr-S1 turret is armed with two banks of six or eight SAMs and two 2A38M 30mm cannons. The system uses a 2RL80E S-band surveillance radar and Phazotron 1RS2-1E multi-mode adaptive target tracking and missile guidance radar.
The units have conducted firing tests during day and night conditions, sucessfully engaging manoeuvring air targets.
The Panstyr-S1 air defence systems will enter service this year.
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