Russian Air Force: Russia to upgrade “Pantsir” air defense system for work in Arctic

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A special arctic version of the “Pantsir-S” air defense missile-gun system will be created to be used by the Russian Armed Forces in the Arctic, chief of the anti-aircraft missile troops, Major-General Sergey Babakov said on Saturday.

“We are planning to implement serious improvements in the machine (“Pantsir”) in order it to be used in the Arctic zone. After these modifications all Arctic deliveries of the “Pantsir-S” systems will be carried out in the Arctic version,” – said Babakov.

He noted that during the operation of “Pantsirs” in the Arctic “some problematic issues” were revealed.

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