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New Russian Pantsir-SM air defense missile-gun system ready for 2019

Work to develop the new generation of anti-aircraft air defense missile/gun system Pantsir-SM will be completed in 2019, CEO of Russia’s High-Precision Systems Company Alexander Denisov told TASS at the Dubai Airshow 2017.

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New Pantsir-SM spotted at Army-2017 by Vitaly Kuzmin

Several prototypes have been developed and are currently being tested, he added.

"We will complete the development of the Pantsyr-SM system in 2019 if I’m not mistaken. Several prototypes [of the Pantsyr-SM system] have been developed and are currently being tested," Denisov said.

Speaking about the system’s advanced high-speed surface-to-air missile, Denisov said that it would be good and compatible with the system’s previous versions.

"It is versatile, that’s why its trials are taking a lot of time. The Pantsyr-SM is an advanced system that will be superior to the Pantsyr-S1 version by 1.5-2 times," the CEO added.

The new Pantsir-SM is will be able to destroy aerial targets at a maximum range of 40km, twice more efficient that the current Pantsir-S1. The new radar will be able to detect targets a distance of 75 km. The weapon station seems to be fitted to a new 8x8 Kamaz truck chassis with armour cab at the front.

The Pantsir-SM will incorporate a multi-functional targeting radar station, increasing target detection range from 40 to 75 km and engagement range from 20 to 40 km.

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Drawing of future Russian-made Pantsir-SM short-range air defense missile/gun system

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