Pantsir S1 was developed by KBP, as an
upgrade of the Tungushka, offering extended engagement capability
such as the use of both gun and missile on the move (Tungushka can
use only gun), on the tracked system. The system also offers
faster reaction time of 4 – 6 seconds (compared to 8 seconds for
the Tungushka and 5 – 7 for Pantsir S1O). Like its predecessor,
Pantsir S1 can also engage two separate targets simultaneously.
The Pantsir is offered in a tracked, wheeled versions, installed
on APCs such as BTR-80and trucks, such as the 8x8 Ural 5323 truck.
The truck mounted version is loaded with 700 cartridges per barrel
and twelve 57E6-E missiles (also known as 9M335 or the 9M311).
missile offers high kill probability (0.7 – 0.95) in an expanded
envelope with extended range of 1.2 km to 20km, (1.5 – 18 km in Pantsir S1O version) and altitude of 5
m' to 10 km. The guns are
designed for operation at a range of 200 m' to 4 km and altitude of
0 to 3,000m'. These missiles use a longer tandem boost motor to
reach an altitude of 12,000 m'. The range of the radar was also
extended to 30km, with simultaneously tracking of up to 20
targets, and engaging two separated targets at the same time. The
launch customer of the Pantsir S1 was the UAE.
The Pantsir S1
uses a multi-band radar with effective ECCM and high immunity to
passive, low band IR target acquisition system, utilize signal
processing and automatic target tracking.
Pantsir S10 uses
only one sensor – probably the passive IR system. The SA-19
missile uses SACLOS guidance, effective to a range of min 2,500 –
8,000 m,. 1RL-144M fire control system uses an E-Band search radar
with a detection range of 18km and J band tracking radar. India
has procured the system.