The interlocutor of the agency explained that the new complexes will be able to hit drones and rockets, including ammunition from the American MLRS HIMARS, at a significantly greater range. For this, 48 mini-rockets were included in the Pantsir-SM arsenal.
Recall that earlier the Pantsir-1S air defense missile system received new software that allows it to more effectively shoot down HIMARS MLRS projectiles. The experience of the NWO shows that the complex perfectly copes with this task.
For the first time, the improved Pantsir-SM was presented at the fifth international military-technical forum Army-2019. It also differs from its predecessor with a new chassis based on the K-53958 Tornado armored car and an updated radar based on a phased array antenna with an active emitter.