Russia to develop anti-aircraft system for Arctic (Barents Observer)

Russia is planning to develop a special tracked version of its Pantsir anti-aircraft gun and missile system for use in the Arctic.

Pantsir is typically mounted on a wheeled chassis, giving the weapon system restricted maneuverability in heavy snow. Mounted on a tracked chassis, snow and ice will be no problem for the system’s mobility.

The KBP Instrument Design Bureau is now working to increase the Pantsir’s reliability in severe climate conditions. Icing-up is the main problem, and the makers are now improving both the chassis’ reliability and the frost-resistance of different oils and power fluids.


Pantsir-S missile systems on test in Russia's Arctic (Tass)

ABU DHABI, February 24. /TASS/. Three Russian Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile sytems are currently being tested in the Arctic, the vice chief of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau Yuri Savenkov said Tuesday.

The official said the modification of the missile system allows operating in condition of extremely low temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celcius below zero.

Savenkov also reminded that a sea-based modification of the system is to appear in 2016.


Russia to deploy Pantsir-S1 air defence system in Arctic region (Jane´s 360)

Russia is set to deploy the Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 'Greyhound') short-range air defence system to the Arctic as it beefs-up its military presence in the region, state media disclosed on 16 June.
Trials of the self-propelled hybrid gun/surface-to-air missile (SAM) air defence system are currently taking place at an undisclosed location within the Arctic Circle to ensure its functionality in extreme cold temperatures, RIA Novosti reported.



Pantsir-S1 (Russian: Панцирь-С1, NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) is a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system produced by KBP of Tula, Russia. The system is a further development of SA-19/SA-N-11 and represents the latest air defence technology by using phased-array radars for both target acquisition and tracking.

The Pantsir-S1 was designed to provide point air defence of military/industrial/administrative installations against aircraft, helicopters, precision munitions, cruise missiles and UAV's and to provide additional protection to air defence units from enemy air attacks employing precision munitions especially at the low-extremely low ranges.[5][6]