Pantsir-M

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Pantsir-M[1][2][3][4][5] is a Russian jamming-resistant naval close-in weapon system (CIWS) which entered service in 2018.[6] Pantsir-M is equipped with friend or foe identification system and armed with naval version of the Pantsir's 57E6 missiles and Hermes-K missiles. Its secondary armament are two six-barreled 30×165mm GSh-6-30K/AO-18KD rotary cannons (range 5 km).[7] Same as on Kashtan-M. Pantsir-M is fully automated and can engage up to four targets simultaneously at a range of up to 20 km and can operate as a battery of up to four modules. Pantsir-M can intercept sea skimming missiles flying as low as two meters above the surface. If a target isn't sufficiently destroyed by Pantsir's missile attack it can automatically direct its cannons against it. Pantsir-M's phased array radar, electro-optical/infrared targeting and identification system are based on that of Pantsir's 1RS2-1.

Pantsir-M
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TypeShip-based CIWS/Missile launcher
Place of originRussian Federation
Service history
In service2018-present
Used byRussian Federation
Production history
DesignerKBP
ManufacturerKBP
Produced2015-present
VariantsPantsir-ME
Specifications
Rate of fire10000 rounds/minute
Maximum firing range20km

Main
armament
Hermes-K missiles and 57E6 missiles
Secondary
armament
Two 30×165mm AO-18KD
Launch
platform
Ship

According to Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov, Pantsir-M's destructive power is three to four times higher than Kashtan-M's.

Pantsir-M will replace Kashtan-M systems in Russian Navy.

ParametersEdit

  • Range: 20 km
  • Altitude: 15 km
  • Reaction time: 3–5 s
  • Rate of fire: 10000 rounds per minute

VersionsEdit

There are two versions: the Pantsir-M domestic version and the Pantsir-ME export version.

UsersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Litovkin, Nikolai (June 28, 2017). "New Russian naval missile system shown off to the world". www.rbth.com.
  2. ^ Rogoway, Tyler. "Russia To Begin Testing Its Fearsome New "Pantsir-ME" Naval Close-In Defense System". Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "IMDS 2017: Rostec unveils Pantsir-ME naval weapon, adds details on the system – Jane's 360". www.janes.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Rostec launches new Pantsir-ME missile to protect ships against air threats". Naval Technology. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/year-2015-news/july-2015-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/2868-kbp-unveiled-pantsir-m-naval-variant-of-pantsir-s1-for-surface-ship-air-defense.html
  6. ^ "Rostec Confirms Operational Debut For Pantsir-M | Aviation Week Network". aviationweek.com.
  7. ^ "Russian Navy to start receiving navalized Pantsir-M Air Defense Missile/Gun System next year".