Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wow! Apparently the Russian Pantsir is trash...

I'll never forget the video feed of the Israelis striking a Pantsir-S1.  I thought no big deal, they caught it after the system was shut down OR was gonna be reloaded.


Check this out via Army Recognition.
According to anonymous and, hence, unconfirmed sources in the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Army and Navy are dissatisfied with the Pantsir air defense system and, consequently, are looking for new systems.

For the army, the Pantsir-S1 air defense system proved too heavy, complex and not effective to protect against most of the potential threats. The Syrian campaign has revealed a number of technical flaws of the Pantsir-S1 which even took direct hits during an Israeli airstrike with impunity. Pantsir’s radar can’t keep up with acquisition and tracking of small size targets, like drones and precision munitions. 
Story here. 


I have Russian readers so I'd like to know their view of this story.  If these reports are true then one link in the Russian anti-air system is completely broken.

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