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Russia. Pantsir-S1. Accidenti se funzionano bene questi missili!

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-02-16.

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La Rosoboronexport reclamizza il suo sistema Pantsir come se fosse un appetibile fucile da caccia.

«The Pantsir-S1 air defence missile/gun system is designed for air defence of small military, (including mobile), administrative and industrial installations and areas against enemy aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and precision guided weapons. It is also used to reinforce the Air Defence groupings when repelling massive air attacks.

The Pantsir-S1 has the following main features:

– combined missile/gun armament;

– immune radar/optical fire control system, consisting of a target tracking and missile guidance radar and a thermal imager for target tracking and missile direction finding;

– engagement of 4 targets at once;

– automatic target engagement mode;

– firing surface-to-air missiles (SAM) in radar mode;

– autonomous operation with an automatic target engagement cycle, from target acquisition to engagement;

– use of the combat vehicle as part of a battery in different combat operation modes;

– engagement of a target by the missile and gun armament from a stationary position and on the move;

– modular design of the combat vehicle allowing the development of its different versions.

Types of targets engaged: aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided weapons, ground targets»

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Come la maggior parte degli armamenti russi, anche il Pantsir-S1 è un gioiellino di meccanica di precisione con un’elettronica allo stato dell’arte, ed il tutto prodotto a costi incredibilmente bassi. Nel suo depliant, Rosoboronexport contempla anche ampi sconti su ordinativi consistenti: nessun esercito sarebbe mai resistere alla tentazione di dotarsi di un simile armamento.

Armyrecognition ne da una simpaticissima descrizione:

«The Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) is an air defense missile-gun system designed to protect vital small-size and big military areas, industrial targets and land forces units and reinforced the air defense units responsible for the protection of troops and military installations against precision-guided air attack from low and extremely low altitudes. The mobile version of the Pantsir-S1 system includes a combat vehicle ( up to six vehicles in a battery), surface-to-air guided missiles, 30 mm rounds, a transporter-loader vehicle (one per two combat vehicles), maintenance and training facilities. The Pantsir-S1 is designed by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau of Tula, Russia, and is manufactured by the Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant, Ulyanovsk, Russia. It has the reporting code name NATO, SA-22 Greyhound. The Pantsir-S1 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the MAKS Air Show in Zhukosvsky near Moscow in 1995. In May 2000, the United Arab Emirates ordered 50 96K6 Pantsir-S1 systems, mounted on MAN SX 45 8×8 wheeled vehicles. The order was worth $734m. The first batch was delivered in November 2004. However, a new radar was requested by the UAE and first deliveries of the completed system took place in 2007. Syria has placed an order for 50 Pantsir-S1 systems. Deliveries began in June 2008. Jordan has also placed an order for an undisclosed number of systems. The first 10 Pantsir S1 (SA-22 Greyhound) antiaircraft surface-to-air missile systems entered service with the Russian Air Force the 18 March 2010. On January 18, 2020, it was announced the purchase of six Pantsir-S1 by Serbia ….

The armament of Pantsir-S1 consists of twelve 57E6 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 2A38M30-millimetre automatic guns developed from the two-barreled 30mm GSh-30 gun. It is provided with a multi-range radar capable of detecting aerial targets with an effective surface of dispersion of up to 2-3 square meters at a distance of more than 30 kilometers and track them down from a distance of over 24 kilometers. ….

The armament of Pantsir-S1 consists of twelve 57E6 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 2A38M30-millimetre automatic guns developed from the two-barreled 30mm GSh-30 gun. It is provided with a multi-range radar capable of detecting aerial targets with an effective surface of dispersion of up to 2-3 square meters at a distance of more than 30 kilometers and track them down from a distance of over 24 kilometers.

Design and protection

Pantsir-S1 carries up to twelve 57E6 or 57E6-E two-stage solid fuel radio-command-guided surface-to-air missiles in sealed ready-to-launch containers. Missiles are arranged into two six-tube groups on the turret. The missile has a bi-caliber body in tandem configuration. The first stage is a booster, providing rapid acceleration within the first 2 seconds of flight after it is separated from the sustainer-stage. The sustainer is the highly agile part of the missile and contains the high explosive multiple continuous rods and fragmentation warhead, contact and proximity fuses as also radio transponder and laser responder to be localized for guidance. The missile is not fitted with seeker to keep target engagement costs low. Instead, high-precision target and missile tracking is provided via the systems multiband sensor system and guidance data is submitted via radio link for up to four missiles in flight. Missiles can be fired in at up to four targets but also salvos of two missiles at one target. The missile is believed to have a hit probability of 70-95% and have a 15 year storage lifetime in its sealed containers. Pantsir-S1 combat vehicles can fire missiles on the move.»

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Le solite malelingue, i malignassi di turno, avevano messo lì che questi sistemi non sarebbero poi stati così performanti come reclamizzato: in parole povere, non sarebbero stati in grado di svolgere i compiti loro destinati.

A prezzi così bassi sarebbe stato ‘impossibile’ produrre un sistema d’arma funzionante.

La tentazione di metterli alla prova era effettivamente troppo grande.


Two drone attacks on Russian Hmeymim base in Syria repelled by Pantsyr air defense systems

MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Two drone attacks on Russia’ airbase at Syria’s Hmeymin were repelled by the base’s Pantsyr missile defense system in the evening on February 9. No one was hurt, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Monday.

“The first attack from the northeastern direction was repelled the Panstyr-S missiles at a distance of two kilometers from the airbase. An aerial target approaching the base from the northwestern direction (from the Mediterranean) in the second attack was downed at a distance of six kilometers of from the base,” he said. “No one was hurt. No material damage was done.”

According to Borenkov, the attack was staged after dark on February 9. Now, the base is operating in routinely.

On behalf of the Russian reconciliation center, the Russian general called on militants’ commanders to stop provocations and embark on a path of peaceful settlement in the areas under their control.

The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country’s liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.

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