Russia’s S-400, Pantsir systems hit ballistic cruise missiles during military drills

April 6, 2018


MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. A group of air defense systems S-400 Triumf and artillery and missile systems Pantsir-S1 of the Central Military District have for the first time been used as an integral system to repel a massive missile attack of a hypothetical enemy at a tactical exercise at the Ashuluk test site, in the Astrakhan Region, the acting chief of the 14th Air Force and Air Defense Army’s air defense department, Colonel Gennady Shlag said on Friday.

“During the exercise the S-400 air defense systems were for the first time pooled into one system with the near-range system Pantsir-S1. Guided by one commander, they entered duty and managed to repel two massive missile attacks,” he said.

S-400 crews destroyed targets imitating high-speed ballistic missiles, while Pantsir-S1 simultaneously destroyed low altitude small targets, such as cruise missiles and drones of a hypothetical enemy. “This tandem creates a multi-tier system of protection under one commander,” Shlag said.

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