Russia Strengthens Myanmar Air Defense

17.11.2021 Russia
Russia Strengthens Myanmar Air Defense

Russia Strengthens Myanmar Air Defense

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Russia is to deliver Pantsir-S1 air defense missile and gun system (ADMGS) to Myanmar within two years, said Dmitry Shugaev, Russia’s Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTC) at the Dubai Airshow 2021.

The contract for two Pantsir-S1 ADMGS was signed in January 2021 during the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visit to Myanmar."The delivery of two Pantsir-S1 is tentatively expected in 2023," Shugaev said.

 Apart of Pantsir-S1, the Russian-Myanmar agreement includes radar stations and Orlan-10E reconnaissance drones. Other contract details were not disclosed. Mr. Shugaev also mentioned possible upgrade of the Pantsir-S1 vehicles being at service with the UAE to “substantially increase their capabilities”.

 According to Dmitry Konoplev, Shipunov KBP Instrument Design Bureau CEO, the Pantsir-S1 is effective against all types of existing attack drones, including the Turkish Bayraktar.“There is no more effective means in the world," he said, answering the relevant question of the national information agency.

 "Despite the unmanned technologies development, the Pantsir employs so many options and capabilities the drones are still to achieve," said Mr.  Konoplev.The family of Pantsir ADMGS has been developed by the Shipunov KBP Design Bureau, the High-Precision Weapons Holding subsidiary.

It is intended for close protection of civil and military targets from air attack in any weather and climate, day and night.The system is jam resistant being able to destroy ground and sea surface targets as well.

The Pantsir complexes have been used for the Russian military assets air defense in Syria, and have been exported to a number of countries in Middle East and Africa. In 2020 two Pantsir-S1 were delivered to Serbia from the total contract of six vehicles. (Yury Laskin; Photo © Yury Laskin)




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