“Pantsir” to Strengthen Aerospace Defense of Russian Federation

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At least five air defense missile regiments, more than 20 battalions of the latest anti-aircraft missile and gun systems “Pantsir-S” will be formed in the Armed Forces until 2020.

This was stated by Air Force Commander Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev. Commander in chief recalled that in 2020 anti-aircraft missile troops of Russia will be rearmed to promising military equipment by 70%, the TASS informs.

Anti-aircraft missile and gun system (ZRPK) “Pantsir-S1” (NATO classification SA-22 Greyhound) – the Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun system of ground basing. It is designed for short-range covering of civil and military installations against all current and future air threats. It can protect a defended object from ground and surface threats. The complex was established in 1994 and has since significantly upgraded.

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