domingo, 22 de septiembre de 2013

Pantsir-S for Sochi Olympics

The Sochi Olympics are adding six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems for extra security.

They were delivered to the Russian military ahead of schedule to ensure security during the Winter Games beginning Feb. 7, a senior defense ministry official said, according to RIA Novosti.

The Pantsir-S is a combined gun-missile system featuring a wheeled vehicle mounting a fire-control radar and electro-optical sensor, two 30-mm cannons and up to 12 57E6 radio-command guided short-range surface-to-air missiles.

The system is designed to take on various targets flying at low level, including cruise missiles and aircrafts, and can effectively engage targets at up to 20 km.

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