Sunday, September 27, 2020

Russia developing new air defense missile system for Arctic operations

Russia is to build a new Pantsyr-SA air defense missile system to enhance the country’s capabilities in Arctic and Far North regions. That was reported by defence.ru.

According to the source, Pantsyr-SA is an improved version of Russian Pantsir-S1 short to medium range surface-to-air missile system. The new Pantsyr-SA air defense system is mounted on DT-30 Vityaz all-terrain tracked vehicle.

The Pantsyr-SA variant incorporates a multifunctional targeting station, increasing target detection range from 40 to 75 km (25 to 47 mi) and engagement range from 20 to 40 km (12 to 25 mi).

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The first test of new Russian Pantsyr-SA air defense missile for Arctic region will start in early 2017.

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