Skip to comments.Russia to Arm Warships With Pantsir Air Defense System
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:03:13 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Russia to Arm Warships With Pantsir Air Defense System
MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) A naval variant of the Pantsir short-range air defense system will enter service with the Russian Navy in about two years, one of the systems developers said Wednesday.
The Defense Ministry showed great interest in the naval variant of the Pantsir. It has been decided that several destroyers and other large warships will be modernized to accommodate the system, said Dmitry Konoplev, managing director of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau.
I think that it will be done in the near future, in the next year or two, Konoplev said.
The ground version of the Pantsir is a combined gun-missile air defense system featuring a wheeled vehicle mounting a fire-control radar and electro-optical sensor, two 30-mm cannons and up to a dozen 57E6 radio-command-guided short-range missiles.
The system is designed to take on a variety of targets flying at low level, including cruise missiles and aircraft, and can effectively engage targets at up to 20 kilometers.
A maneuverable track-bearing variant is currently being developed by Russias High Precision Weapons corporation, to be put in service with the Russian Ground Forces and Airborne Troops in the near future.
Meanwhile, the High Precision Weapons corporation has started work on the development of a next-generation Pantsir system, expected to be completed in 2017. I think we will see a completely new Pantsir in about three years. Its technical characteristics will be absolutely superior to those that the existing system has, the companys general director, Alexander Denisov, told RIA Novosti.
Problem with a rig like this is it would be a lot more expensive and time consuming to turn it into a decent off road camper.
20km (12 miles) at sea is definitely short range. This would only be useful against third world or private aircraft attack, because the stand off range for the US Small Diameter Bomb (250lb) is 110 km, is kind of the standard these days.
They might figure on using intense jamming to defeat its GPS, but that is a very risky game indeed.
Read that as”pantser”.
Read that as”pantser”.
We have the Hillary Pantsuit bomb. It’s HUGH.
The Pantser system is where the KGB trained president completely humiliates the Choom Gang trained president and makes him walk home bare-ass naked.
It it Hugh, flakes the crust off for cluster effect, and can be dual wielded.
Just noticed my pantser post double posted.
Looking like a fool with his pants on the ground.
It is a short range last ditch missile similar to the US ESSM and Rolling Airframe Missile. Thus its range is not a problem. Like those missiles, it engages at the last stages of an attack. The advantage over a gun only CIWS like the Phalanx is vastly increased engagement range and kill probability. Interestingly, to use the JDAM example, there’s footage of the Pantsir hitting a bomb (a dumb iron Russian bomb though, although terminal speed would be exactly the same as a JDAM) out of the air.
Someone remarked that Putin "Pantsed" Obama. Neat! Obama, the schoolyard wimp, coughed up his lunch money again!
Is this an upgrade to the Kortik system? Another combined gun and missile naval point defense system.