The Russian ground forces will receive modified anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) – the so-called “Super-armor”, the purpose of which will be to protect missile interceptors, sources in the Ministry of Defense told Izvestia.
The agency plans to use the Pantsir-SM-SV air defense missile system for the defense of the S-300V4 air defense systems. Due to the tracked chassis, the novelty can be used in difficult terrain.
The complexes also received modernized weapons. With the fire of their double-barreled cannons, they will be able to repel attacks on marching columns and air defense positions of saboteurs.
The Ministry of Defense ordered the creation of a special version of “Pantsir-SM-SV” to cover the Ground Forces in December 2016 for 1.372 billion rubles.
“The appearance of the Pantsir-SM-SV complexes will greatly increase the capabilities of our air defense at low altitudes and in the near zone. They will directly cover the S-300V4 systems and calculations at the deployment sites – to protect them from drones and missiles, “Aitech Bizhev, the former deputy chief of the Air Force for the Common Air Defense System of the CIS, told Izvestia.
Now all “Pantsiri” are supplied to the Aerospace Forces on a KamAZ wheeled chassis. The main difference of the variant for the Ground Forces will be the installation of the modernized Pantsir-SM combat module on a new tracked chassis. In addition, Pantsir-SM-SV received a new radar with an active phased array. The increased accuracy and sensitivity allows it to detect targets at a distance of 70 km.
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