Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Pantsir-SM
Origin: Russia
Corporations: KBP
Parent System: Pantsir
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 278
Family Members: Pantsyr-M, Pantsyr-S1, Pantsyr-S2 and Pantsyr-SA
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Description: The Pantsyr or Pantsir (Shell in English), also known as SA-22 Greyhound by NATO, is a short-range, mobile, fully autonomous air defense system combining two 2A38M 30mm anti-aircraft guns and six-to-twelve 57E6-E ready-to-fire missiles in steered launch containers. The Pantsyr was designed to provide air defense to small-size administrative, industrial and military installations against air-to-surface cruise missiles, bombs and strike aircraft flying at medium altitudes. By default this weapon system is being offered mounted on an 8x8 truck but nevertheless can be mounted on tracked chassis and other ground platforms and fixed positions even on surface ships. So far this weapon system has been adapted to four wheeled vehicles and two tracked chassis. The fire control system comprises both a jam-resistant radar and electro-optical sight system and can fire both weapons (gun/missile) while on-the-move. All in this weapon system is highly effective to counter Western subsonic cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in close proximity. This weapon system has been designed to engage up to 10 targets per minute which is paramount to counter saturation attacks employing UAVs or small cruise missiles. In addition to airborne targets, the Pantsir weapon system can deal with both ground and sea based threats such as crafts, manpower and armored vehicles. According to Russian press, the Pantsir-S1 was qualified and delivered to the Russian anti-missile defense in late 2004 and was thereafter sold to several customers worldwide.

The Pantsyr-SM, also known as Pantsir-SM, is an upgraded variant of the Russian Air Force Pantsyr-S ground-based air defense system optimized for engaging unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and operations in the extreme cold Arctic climate. The upgraded air defense system will receive an extensive modernization to intercept UAVs and is expected to be ready for serial production by 2015. The Russian Armed Forces may take delivery of newly produced and older Pantsyr-S retrofitted to the Pantsyr-SM air defense system beginning in late 2015. In November 2017 it was revealed that the new weapon system will use new missiles which will increase the kill range to 40 kilometers. The detection range of Pantsir-SM will be increased to 75 kilometers. It is expected to be tested for the first time by the end of 2019 achieving initial operational capability in 2020 or 2021.

Pantsyr-SM Specifications

Ammunition Load: 1,400
Crew: 3
Number of Cannons: 2
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Max Detection Range: 75 kilometer
Target's Max Altitude: 10,000 meter (32,808 foot)
Weapon Max Range: 40,000 meter
Max Rate of Fire: 5,000 roundperminute
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Pantsyr-SM News

There are 6 news between
18 Dec 2013 and 6 Apr 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019Russia Testing New Pantsir-SM Air Defense System
Monday, August 20, 2018Russia to Test Upgraded Pantsir-SM Air Defense System by the End of 2019
Sunday, November 12, 2017Russian Pantsir-SM Weapon System to Feature Groundbreaking Performance
Monday, October 10, 2016Russian Navy Buyan-M Corvette to Be Equipped with Pantsir-M Air Defense System
Sunday, August 21, 2016Russia May Develop New Long-Range and Medium-Range Interceptors for the S-400 in the Near Future
Wednesday, December 18, 2013Russian Armed Forces to Receive Upgraded Pantsyr-SM UAV-Killer by 2015

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