Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ukrainian artillery destroys Russian air defense system with precision strikes

The Ukrainian military has released aeriel footage showing Ukraine’s artillery destroying a Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft gun missile system with precision strikes.

The released footage reportedly shows a Ukrainian HIMARS launcher destroying a Russian truck-mounted road-mobile air defense system.

The guided rocket’s precision strike damages the hidden air defense system.


The Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) is a Russian-made small-range weapon designated to strike air targets with automatic anti-aircraft guns and missiles with radio-command guidance and infrared and radar tracking.

Pantsir-S1 air-defense systems feature both short-range surface-to-air missiles and 30mm automatic cannons designed to defend ground installations against a variety of weapons, including fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, ballistic and cruise missiles, precision-guided munitions and unmanned air vehicles.

As its specific feature, the weapon combines the multi-channel target acquisition and tracking system and the missile/artillery armament designed to strike targets at an altitude of up to 15 km and within a range of 20 km.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more