Russia’s KBP Instrument Design Bureau is trying to persuade the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to upgrade its Pantsyr-S1 air defence systems, the company’s deputy director told IHS Jane’s at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi.

“We are now proposing the new one,” Yuri Savenkov said, referring to the updated radar that has already been delivered with the Pantsyr-S1 systems used by other countries, including Algeria and Iraq.

First seen in public at IDEX 2011, the UAE’s Pantsyr-S1 systems have the original radar, which continuously rotates while searching for targets. […]