Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Ukrainian troops destroy Russian Pantsir-S1 in Donetsk region

Another Russian Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense system has been destroyed, reportedly due to Ukrainian strikes using GMLRS rockets fired from M142 HIMARS or M270 MLRS in the Donetsk region.

The Pantsir-S1, valued at approximately $15 million, is designed to provide air defenses for military and industrial objects.

Since invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russia has lost around 21 Pantsir-S1 modern air defense systems. This truck-mounted, road-mobile system features command-guided surface-to-air missiles and twin-barrel 30mm automatic cannons. Its onboard radar and infrared sensors enable it to detect and track various aerial threats, including aircraft, helicopters, drones, cruise missiles, and artillery rockets.

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The recent strike highlights the ongoing vulnerability of high-value Russian air defense assets amid the intense fighting for Ukraine.

The Pantsir-S1, despite its advanced technology, continues to face significant challenges in the dynamic and hostile environment of the battlefield.

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Dylan Malyasov
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