Weapons Tested in Syria: Russia’s Pantsir S2 Mobile Air Defense Missile Gun System

I’d pay good money to see one of these babies lower the barrels and open up on a Toyota dealership ISIS fleet buy test drive.

Once the CIA get the Toyota convoys moving in China’s NW there is a lovely Chinese 30mm truck based gatling gun piece of AAA that would do a similar paint job wrecking crew.

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Weapons Tested in Syria: Russia’s Pantsir S2 Mobile Air Defense Missile Gun System

ANDREI AKULOV | 31.05.2016

This February Russia deployed a new version of the Pantsir S2 air defense system to its Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

This is the newest short-to-medium range, mobile, fully autonomous system in Russia’s inventory designed to protect infrastructure and troops.

The system is an “engagement cupola” with a 40 km radius and a 15 km height. The combined missile + 30 mm autocannon setup makes it an effective weapon against aircraft, cruise missiles, helicopters, anti-radiation missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets and even artillery shells. The list includes high velocity targets flying at over 3600 km/h, “stealth” aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The armament consists of 12 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 30 mm automatic guns. The reaction time is 4–6 seconds.

The new 57E6-E missile installed on the Pantsir SM2 version can shoot down airborne targets flying up to Mach 3 (1,000 m/s) at ranges between 1.2…

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