Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)

Operator: Algeria Iraq Syria UAE Jordan
Status: In Service/On Order In Service/On Order In Service In Service Potential
Number: 24/14 3/39 36 50 50
Cost: $500 million Part of $4.2b deal $734 million
Acquired: 2008 2008 2007 2007
General Specs:
Country of origin: Russia
Manufacturer: KBP Instrument Design Bureau, Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant
Introduced: 2007
Class: Short/medium range air defense with anti-air artillery
Range: 12 miles (20 km)
Altitude: 49,212.6 ft (15,000 km)
Warhead: 44 lbs (20 kg) HE frag
Speed: 2,283.6 mph (Mach 3 / 3674 km/h)
Weight: 164 lbs (74.5 kg)
Length: 10.5 ft (3.2 m)
Diameter: 6.7 in (17 cm)
Propellant: Two-stage, Solid fuel
Guidance System: Radio, Electro-Optic
Accuracy: 70%-95%
Missiles: 12 x 57 E 6
Guns: 2 x 30mm 2A38M (750 rounds)
Radar(s): 2RL80/2RL80E S-band acquisition array
1RS2-1/1RS2-1E Engagement radar
MRLS phased array (for UAE)
Launch Platform: MAN SX 8×8 truck (for UAE)
Ural-5323 8×8 truck
Operators (crew): 3
Combat History: In June 2012 a Syrian Pantsir shot down a Turkish RF-4E reconnaissance aircraft.


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