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LAAD 2015: Russian Air Force to receive upgraded Pantsyr-S2 SPAAGM in 2015

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Nikolai Novichkov, Rio de Janeiro - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
21 April 2015


The 2D search radar of the Pantsyr-S1 system, which has been replaced in the Pantsyr-S2 version by a new radar made by KBP. Source: N Novichkov

The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnie Sily, VVS) is to accept into service the upgraded Pantsyr-S2 self-propelled anti-air gun missile (SPAAGM) system in 2015, according to the commander of the VVS's air defence forces, Lieutenant General Viktor Gumenniy.

"We are receiving new air defence systems such as the S-400 (SA-21 'Growler') and Pantsyr SPAAGM (SA-22 'Greyhound')," said the general. "We have finished the trials and the new Pantsyr-S2 SPAAGM system will be ready in June. It will be accepted for service this year."

Lt Gen Gumenniy said the new system's combat capabilities were enhanced by a new radar compared with the basic Pantsyr modification.

The general added that the automation of processes employed by air force and air defence units deployed at the military district level would be virtually finished by the end of this year.
LAAD 2015: Russian Air Force to receive upgraded Pantsyr-S2 SPAAGM in 2015 - IHS Jane's 360
 
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