Contents tagged with Pantsir

  • Kremlin: Russia deployed long-range bombers in Crimea

    The Chairman of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, announced that Russia has deployed Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers with nuclear weapons in the Crimea. The bombers are capable of hitting air defense systems and missile defense systems "anywhere in Europe,” reports RIA Novosti.

    Bondarev noted that these bombers will be upgraded in the next few years and will become "universal means for strikes on all types of targets at a distance of thousands of kilometers." …

  • Ukrainian electronic warfare systems helped Israel destroy Russian Pantsir in Syria

    The success of Israel’s attacks against Iranian infrastructure in Syria was in many ways due to the use of a Kolchuga passive sensor, Avia-pro reports, citing Chinese experts.

    The Kolchuga sensor helped the Israelis to identify the location of all Syria’s aerial defense systems, which include a Tor surface-to-air missile system, a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems, an S-75 surface-to-air missile system, and a JY-28 radar.

    The Chinese experts drew attention to the startling accuracy of …

  • Russia holds military exercises in Crimea

    The Russian military has held yet another round of military exercises in Crimea. Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters provided cover for S-400 Triumph anti-air missile systems and Pantsir-S missile launch systems during joint military exercises in Crimea, reported Vadim Astafyev, spokesman for Russia’s Southern Military District.

    “As part of joint tactical flight training of the aviation units and the anti-air defense divisions, pairs of Mi-8MPTR radio reconnaissance helicopters …

  • Israel explains why Russian-made anti-aircraft system was destroyed during an attack on Syria

    The decision to strike the Syrian Pantsir-S1 anti-air missile system was made after it opened fire on Israeli aircraft, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) told TASS in a press conference.

    “The installation attacked by Israel’s Air Force fired missiles at Israeli aircraft to shoot them down. The IDF will continue to act against anyone who tries to harm the State of Israel and its inhabitants,” the IDF said in its statement.

    As reported by Haaretz on May 10, Israel decided to carry out an …

  • Media: Russia supplied additional anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria

    The newspaper Kommersant reports, citing a military-diplomatic source, that Russia delivered additional shipments of Pantsir-class anti-aircraft missile (SAM) systems to the Syrian port of Tartus last week. At the same time, the source’s statement did not specify whether the Pantsir systems were sent for the use of Russian troops deployed at Syrian bases, or for the Syrian government army.

    The newspaper’s source also confirmed that there are no S-300 SAM systems in Syria.

    Pantsir-class SAMs, …

  • Media: Russian Khmeimim military base in Syria attacked with missiles

    Interfax news agency reported that two missiles approaching the Russian-operated Syrian airbase at Khmeimim were shot down by the Pantsir-S1 system. A third missile failed to reach the airbase at all.

    The AMN publication claims that two missiles were shot down in the province of Idlib, bordering Latakia. It says that Russian helicopters are patrolling the area from which rockets were allegedly fired.

    The Russian military operation in Syria began on September 30, 2015. The Russian Air Force …

  • Media: Israeli aircraft bombed a Syrian S-300 missile complex and a weapons warehouse

    On Tuesday, March 7, a report by journalist Georges Malbrunot was published on the French newspaper Le Figaro’s Twitter account. Malbruno stated that on the eve of January 13, Israeli F-35 planes destroyed warehouses in Damascus where Pantsir systems intended for Hezbollah, as well as a battery of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system were stored.

    The attacks were carried out near Mezzeh Military Airport and Mount Qasioun, not far from the presidential palace, the French journalist writes …

  • Russian naval ships to be equipped with Pantsir-SM missile systems

    Small missile ships of the Russian Navy will be equipped with the close-in weapon system (CIWS) "Pantsir-SM", which will provide the highest level of vessel security, Izvestia newspaper reported.

    Russia's new Buyan-M small missile ships will be armed with these missile systems.

    Compared to their land-based "Pantsir-S1" counterparts, the naval air defense missile system has double the capability of detecting and destroying targets, able to detect all air and water activity at a distance up to 7 …