Russian-made Pantsir-1 missile-gun air defense system could be in service with Vietnamese army 25021

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Defence & Security News - Vietnam

 
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:47 AM
 
Russian-made Pantsir-1 missile-gun air defense system could be in service with Vietnamese army.
According to a Chinese newspaper report the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system is in service with the Vietnamese army. A picture releases on the Chinese newspaper website shows a Pantsir-S1 somewhere in Vietnam.
     
According to a Chinese newspaper report the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system is in service with the Vietnamese army. A picture releases on the Chinese newspaper website shows a Pantsir-S1 somewhere in Vietnam.
Picture releases on the Chinese newspaper People's Daily website.
     
The Pantsir-S1 on the picture is mounted on trailer which can be towed by a military truck.

In May 2013, another picture releases on Internet, shows a Pantsir-S1 travels on a road somewhere in Vietnam.

However, all information is speculations of the Chinese newspaper. There is not yet any official information from the authorities of Vietnam.

The Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) is an air defense missile-gun system designed by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau of Tula, Russia, and is manufactured by the Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant, Ulyanovsk, Russia.

The Pantsir-S1 is armed with two 2A38M 30mm automatic anti-aircraft guns developed from the two-barreled 30mm GSh-30 gun, coupled with twelve 57E6 surface-to-air missiles on launchers. The Pantsir-S1 is mounted on a military truck ural-5323.

A shelter-based version of the Pantsir-S1 is also available.

     
A Russian-made Pantsir-S1 somewhere in Vietnam (Pictures from Internet May 2013)
A Russian-made Pantsir-S1 somewhere in Vietnam (Pictures from Internet May 2013)
 

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