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The Pantsir S1 is a short to medium range air defence system developed by Russia as a successor to the Tunguska M1. It can be mounted on a variety of wheeled and tracked vehicles as well as stationary platforms. It's armament consists of twelve 57E6 or 57E6-E surface-to-air missiles, as well as two 30mm anti-air auto-cannon guns.
The fire control system includes a target acquisition radar and a dual waveband tracking radar, which give the Pantsir a detection range of 32-36 kilometres with a 24-28 kilometre tracking range. The actual firing range is 20 kilometres.
The Pantsir's primary roles are to provide air defence for:
- Civil and military point and area targets.
- For motorized or mechanized troops up to regimental size.
- For S-300 and S-400 long range air defence units.
The Pantsir provides air defence against a variety of targets, including airplanes, helicopters, UAVs, and cruise missiles
Note: Only the tracked variant will be able to fire on the move, due to wheeled vehicles being too unstable as a firing platform.