Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S to Engage Ground Targets
Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S to Engage Ground Targets

Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S to Engage Ground Targets


The Russian Western Military District Pantsir-S self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon have practiced engaging light armored vehicles of a simulated enemy at the Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan Region. The Russian Armed Forces are now trained to operate the Pantsir-S 30 mm automatic guns to engage the targets. The updated modification of the SPAAGM was capable of engaging wide range of targets. The updated modification of the SPAAGM was capable of engaging even the commercial drone. The Pantsir-S1 had some 100 destroyed UAVs in its combat record.
Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S to Engage Ground Targets
Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S firing its twin 30mm automatic guns to engage ground targets

Two dual 2A38M 30 mm (1.2 in) autocannon guns are fitted with 700 rounds of a variety of ammunition—HE (High Explosive) fragmentation, fragmentation tracer, and armour-piercing with tracer. Ammunition type can be selected by the crew depending on the nature of the target. Maximum rate of fire is 2,500 rounds per minute per gun. Range is up to 4 km (2.5 mi). The combined gun-missile system has an extremely low altitude engagement capability (targets as low as 0 m AGL can be engaged by this system).

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Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S to Engage Ground Targets
Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S firing its twin 30mm automatic guns to engage ground targets

The Pantsir (Carapace) missile system is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery systems. Starting with the Pantsir-S1 NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) as the first version, it is produced by KBP Instrument Design Bureau of Tula, Russia. The system is a further development of 2K22 Tunguska (NATO reporting name: SA-19/SA-N-11) and uses phased array radars for both target acquisition and tracking. The Pantsir-S1 was designed to provide point air defence against aircraft, helicopters, precision munitions, cruise missiles and UAVs.

Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S to Engage Ground Targets
Russian Western Military District Employs Pantsir-S firing its twin 30mm automatic guns to engage ground targets
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