Russia exhibits naval Pantsir for the first time

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and JSC NPO High Precision Systems demonstrated the Pantsir-ME shipborne air-defence missile and artillery system developed and produced by the Instrument Design Bureau JSC KBP named after Academician A.Shipunov for the first time at IDEX on 18 February 2019.

The Pantsir-ME air-defence missile and artillery system can be installed on ships with water displacement of more than 300 tons. The system provides a reliable protection of vessels from all the existing and prospective air assault weapons in the whole spectrum of their combat capabilities with an unconditional probability of kill, which is “practically equivalent to one”, including low-flying anti-ship missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. 

The high effectiveness of intercepting anti-ship missiles is due to high performance tactical and technical characteristics of the Pantsir-ME air-defence missile and artillery system. The system is capable of simultaneous firing at four targets attacking the ship while the kill zone for guided anti-aircraft missiles is a 20 kilometer range and up to 15 kilometers in height. Besides, Pantsir-ME can first utilise its missiles, and then, in case of a miss, the target can be hit by the artillery fire with ‘a 100 percent guarantee’.    

The system includes a high-intelligent multimode adaptive radio-optical control system. All the stages of operator work - from the target acquisition to the firing - are completely automated. A combined use of the radio and optical control system provides for the all-weather and round-the-clock operability of the system.