21 June 2024
Ukraine announced the destruction of two air defense shields in Russian territory 0

Ukraine announced the destruction of two air defense shields in Russian territory 0

(Dan Tri) - Ukraine announced that it had destroyed two of Moscow's Pantsir-S1 shields in Russian territory.

(Dan Tri) – Ukraine announced that it had destroyed two of Moscow’s Pantsir-S1 shields in Russian territory.

Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft artillery and missile system (Photo: Mil.in.ua).

Newsweek reported that Ukraine’s intelligence agency (GUR) announced on January 7 that Kiev had destroyed two of Moscow’s Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft artillery and missile systems in the Belgorod region on the border of the two countries on January 6.

Ukraine is hunting for Russian air defense networks such as the short-range Pantsir air defense system in response to Moscow’s continuous efforts to raid Kiev’s infrastructure.

Ukraine also sought to destroy other Russian ground-based short-range air defense systems such as the Tor system, as well as longer-range defense systems, such as the S-300 and S-400.

According to the Ukrainian army, Kiev destroyed the above two complexes using UAVs, but did not specify which type.

Ukraine rarely claims responsibility for attacks on Russian territory.

Pantsir-S1, a complex worth about 15 million USD, is designed to fight aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision-guided munitions and support other air defense units against attacks.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Pantsir system can detect and destroy many different types of targets, including small civil drones of only about 30x30cm.

The British Ministry of Defense said on December 3, 2023: `Efforts by both Russia and Ukraine to destroy their opponents’ ground-based air defense systems continue to be one of the most significant confrontations in the war.`

Ukraine has repeatedly claimed in recent weeks that it has destroyed Russia’s ground-based air defense systems.

Last November, the British government said Russia may have withdrawn some air defense systems from its Kaliningrad base in the Baltic Sea to the front line in Ukraine to `compensate for recent losses`.

Dubbed the `beast`, Pantsir-S1 is designed to detect and destroy all air targets at altitudes from 5m to 15km within a range of 200m to 20km in just 5 seconds.

The radar has a detection range of 32-36km and a tracking range of 24-28km for targets with a radar reflection area (RCS) of 2m².

The firepower of the Pantsir S1 system includes 12 radio-controlled missiles, two rapid-fire 30mm 2A38 automatic cannons, photoelectric sensors and radar.

Experts assess that the Pantsir-S1 system is a special weapon against low-flying enemy targets.

At the end of 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense system had proven 100% effective in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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