Russia First operational battalion with new Pantsir-S2 air defense system enters in service 12502152

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Russia First operational battalion with new Pantsir-S2 air defense system enters in service.
A Pantsir-S2 self-propelled antiaircraft gun/missile system battalion has been fielded with the Vladivostok Guards Surface-to-Air Missile Regiment. Its personnel learnt to operate the new type and conducted life-fire exercises at the Ashuluk Missile Range, Eastern Military District spokesman Roman Martov told journalists on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
     
A Pantsir-S2 self-propelled antiaircraft gun/missile system battalion has been fielded with the Vladivostok Guards Surface-to-Air Missile Regiment. Its personnel learnt to operate the new type and conducted life-fire exercises at the Ashuluk Missile Range, Eastern Military District spokesman Roman Martov told journalists on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Pantisr-S2 with new S-band radar 72V6-E4 (Photo Copyright Vitaly Kuzmin)
     
"The Pantsir-S2 SPAAGMs are going on duty to cover the main base of the [Russian Navy’s] Pacific Fleet. The regiment in Vladivostok will receive an S-400 Triumph system later this year. Its crews are converting to the type now, as scheduled," he said.

Martov added that after the cutting-edge materiel was accepted, it would be shipped to Vladivostok.

The Pantsir-S2 is an upgraded version of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 ground-based self-propelled system designed for close-in air defense of civilian and military installations, including long-range air defense missile systems.

The Pantisr-S2 is a fully autonomous air defense system combining two 2A38M 30mm anti-aircraft guns and six 57E6-E ready-to-fire missiles in steered launch containers.


In February 2016, a video footage of RT Ruptly reveals a closer look of Russia's Pantsir-S2 surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon as well as the S-400 Triumf air defence missile system which are currently stationed at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, Syria.
     
     
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