New Pantsir S-2 gun-missile mobile air defense system will enter in service with Russian Army

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New Pantsir S-2 gun-missile mobile air defense system will enter in service with Russian Army.
An improved Pantsir-S2 combined gun-missile system will join active military service before the end of this year, a top Russian military commander said Friday, April 10, 2015. The new missile will increase the system’s range of fire from 20 to 30 kilometers.
     
     
"We are receiving new systems, above all S-400 and Pantsir complexes… The upgraded Pantsir-S2 has just completed trials and will join the force already before this year is out,” Viktor Gumenny, Commander of Air Defense Troops of the Russian Air Force, told a gathering of veteran air defenders ahead of their professional holiday.

Pantsir-S2, is an updated version of the Pantsir-S1 — a short-range, mobile, fully autonomous air defense system combining two 2A38M 30mm anti-aircraft guns and six 57E6-E ready-to-fire missiles in steered launch containers.

In April 2014, Colonel Yuri Muravkin, deputy commander of the air defense troops has announced that the Russian army will get an upgraded version of the Pantsir S-1 air defense system and a new missile.

The new missile will increase the system’s range of fire from 20 to 30 kilometers. “The dimensions of the missile will be altered slightly but it will fit in as usual and no changes will be required.

Yuri Savenkov, First Deputy Executive Director of the Tula-based KBP Instrument Design Bureau, which designs the Pantsir systems, said the high-speed missile for the system had been used during the tests at Ashuluk for the first time.

The Pantsir S-1 is designed to provide air defense of small military and administrative-industrial objects and areas against aircrafts, helicopters, cruise missiles and high-precision weapons, guided air bombs and unmanned aerial vehicles as well as for reinforcement of AD groups during repulse of massive air strikes and ensuring of engagement of lightly-armored targets.

The armament consists of 12 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 30-millimetre automatic guns. It is provided with multi-range radar capable of detecting aerial targets with effective surface of dispersion of up to 2-3 square meters at a distance of more than 30 kilometers and track them down from a distance of over 24 kilometers.

It can also operate in a passive mode using an infrared channel in the long-wave band with logical processing of the signal and automatic tracking.

The system can conduct fire at two targets at the same time and attack up to 12 targets within a minute. The system's effective range for missiles is 20 kilometers and the maximum altitude is eight kilometers, and for artillery shells up to three and four kilometers respectively.

The probability of destroying the target is 0.6 to 0.8 depending on its type and obstacles. The time of response is 5-6 seconds.
 

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