Masai Saito: the upgraded Pantsir-S1M can suppress the navigation of drones
S1M “can hit small and low-speed drones. The Russian air defense missile system was assessed by military expert Masai Saito in an article for Yahoo News Japan.
Saito noted that the modernization increased the effectiveness of the air defense missile system in the fight against drones. The publication emphasizes that Pantsir-S1M can hit small and low-speed targets that can bypass other air defense systems.
The upgraded complex received new missiles that can hit targets at ranges of up to 30 kilometers … The ZRPK radar can detect targets at a distance of up to 75 kilometers. Pantsir-S1M is capable of tracking up to 40 targets simultaneously.
The article emphasized that the Russian air defense missile system can suppress radars and navigation equipment of unmanned aerial vehicles at a distance of 15-18 kilometers.
Previously, the main Viktor Murakhovsky, editor of the Arsenal Otechestvo magazine, called the increased range an advantage of the Pantsir-S1M air defense missile system. According to him, the Russian complex can shoot down drones before they launch weapons.
In November, Bekkhan Ozdoev, industrial director of the arms cluster of the state corporation Rostec, said that Pantsir-S1M could fight all types of attack drones.