11 Apr '15, 12pm
Upgraded Pantsir-S2 gun-missile system to enter service in 2015 #military #army #Russia
© Sputnik/ Mikhail Fomichev Brazil Hopes to Ink Pantsir-S1 Air Defense Deal With Russia by Mid-2015 "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. Pantsir-S1 can shoot down airborne targets flying up to Mach 3 (1,000 m/s) at ranges between 1.2 to 20 kilometers and altitudes varying from 5 to 10,000 meters. The two automatic anti-aircraft guns deliver a maximum rate of fire ...