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    Post  medo on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:06 pm

    Search radar will be stored horizontally behind the turret in the same way as previous radar was. There is enough space for that. Interesting is, that in every corner of radar is small antenna, which looks like RWR sensor on Ka-52 or Mi-28. Maybe they also increase passive detecting capabilities for search radar, what means Pantsirs inside battery could passively triangulate all stealth targets, which use any emitter or in heavy jamming could triangulate source of jamming without turning radar on.

    I think this new search radar will have better capabilities against very small RCS and fast targets, that Pansir could be also used as C-RAM system.

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    Post  Austin on Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:05 am

    The Janus Faced new Radar of Pantsir-S1 is a PESA and not an AESA.

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    Post  medo on Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:59 am

    Interesting video. Thank you.

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    Post  medo on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:27 pm

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120123/170906930.html

    Russian air force will receive 30 Vityaz systems and 100 Pantsir-S1 up to 2020.

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:23 am

    Excellent.

    By Systems I assume they mean batteries...

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    Post  medo on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:37 pm

    I hope so. 100 vehicles in 10 years is quite small number. I'm sure KBP is able to produce around 60 vehicles per year.

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    Post  TheArmenian on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:57 pm

    medo wrote:I hope so. 100 vehicles in 10 years is quite small number. I'm sure KBP is able to produce around 60 vehicles per year.

    KBP is the designing bureau which also does the final assembly of the system. Most of the parts for the Pantsir are made by other entities such as: Tulamash makes the guns, Kamaz makes the trucks etc. etc.

    I don't think there is a potential to make 60 vehicles per year at the moment. 10 per year for the Russians and another 10 per year for export (UAE, Syria, Belarus etc.) is more realistic.

    I don't think the Pantsirs are replacements for the Tunguskas. Wheeleed Pantsirs are all we have seen so far, these can not keep up with tanks and other tracked vehicles. As Garry said, the Pantsirs are more to protect less mobile assets. In case the tracked version gets also produced, then maybe when can see production rates double or even triple.

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    Post  medo on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:02 pm

    There is for some years a prototype of tracked Pantsir, which use the same chassis as Tor and Tunguska.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6834993Posg

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:34 pm

    Pantsir-S1 is a system that can have a range of mounts including a fixed mount for protecting fixed sites like Airfields or HQs, which can also be mounted on boats as a naval system.

    There are tracked models and models with a range of different chassis.

    Originally the Pantsir was the shelterised (truck, trailer, or fixed) and cheaper version of Tunguska. It had more basic single barrel guns and 12km range missiles.

    The current Pantsir-S1 is the ideal replacement for the Tunguska, as the GM-xxxx vehicles the Tunguska is based upon is made in Belarus, so a change to a Russian chassis base will be a step forward.

    I rather suspect their might even be an air mobile model base on a light vehicle... perhaps with a single gun on one side of the turret and 4-6 missiles on the other... or it might be a lighter missile like SOSNA or Morfei.

    I rather hope that it is either 100 batteries, or they meant more than 100 systems... and actually meant 200-300 vehicles, because 100 is poor for such a small system. 100 vehicle launchers is more like production expectations for S-400, not a light SAM.

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:57 am

    Probably batteries as mindstorm explained 48 regiments actually mean 480 lounchers witch is quite good by 2020 and it not like they will stop after 2020.

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    Post  TR1 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:04 am

    Ok, let's make bets. I maintain the number of Pantsirs in Russian ground forces use, before 2020, will not exceed 300, and even that I consider generous.
    If I lose, I will send everyone in the thread a bottle of Russian standard platinum.

    Will check back on this thread in 8 years time :p.


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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:03 am

    Well according to Wiki the Russian Army alone uses about 256 Tunguskas with the Navy using 133 Shilkas in active service last year (2011) and talk of the Navy being fully rearmed in 2015... plus the fact that the Pantsir-S1 has been settled on as the standard defensive SAM to protect larger SAMs in Air Force and VKO use... that means one Pantsir-S battery for each S-400 and S-500 battery I think if everything goes to plan they might not need 600 vehicles, but they will certainly need rather more than 100.

    Of course we have to agree that we are talking about the Pantsir-S1 system which can be track mounted, truck mounted, trailer mounted, and fixed unit mounted on land or at sea.

    From what I have read the Kuznetsov alone will have 8 systems fitted.

    Morfei is coming too and while it should be a very capable system it will be short ranged and not particularly cheap to use.

    The Pantsir-S1 is in many ways comparable to early model SA-11s... especially against small and crossing targets.

    By assuming less than 300 vehicles you are saying less than 50 batteries for the Russian military to 2020?

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:05 am

    BTW I am not a betting man, so I wont hold you to your bet.

    If I am wrong I will be more than a little disappointed in the low numbers of systems.

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    Post  Austin on Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:54 pm

    PANTSIR-S1 AIR-DEFENCE MISSILE GUN SYSTEM
    Author: Igor Stepanichev, Valery Slugin - Igor Stepanichev, acting director general of KBP Instrument Design Bureau
    Valery Slugin, general designer of discipline, section chief
    Military Parade, No. 6, 2011, page(s): 6-11

    The Pantsir-S1 air- defence missile gun system (ADMGS) is the natural evolution of the Tunguska system designed in Tula by KBP instrument Design Bureau and put into service in 1982. The performance capabilities of air attack platforms changed drastically since the Tunguska system was put into service with the Soviet Armed Forces. There have emerged small size unmanned aerial vehicles, low altitude high precision cruise missiles and remotely guided combat and reconnaissance aerial vehicles featuring extremely low optical, radar and IR signature. Flight speed of some targets increased up to 1000 m/s. Missile armament of the Tunguska ADMGS intended for engagement of large manned aircraft turned out to be ineffective when countering new threats.

    The Pantsir-S1 ADMGS was developed to fundamentally change the system's performance capabilities in terms of interception zones, reduction of time required for operation, capability to engage all types of targets and broader use of missile armament.

    Outcome of the modern military conflicts (Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq) was to great extent determined by concentrated air strikes effected against the most important military and economic assets into the depth of the countries' territory.

    Analysis of the said conflicts revealed that all air raids commence with suppression of the enemy's air defence by concentrated air attacks with the use of precision-guided weapons like Harm (ARM), cruise missiles like Tomahawk and guided aircraft bombs like GBU-15 and GBU-16.

    A large number of drones may be flying above the objects under attack for adjustment of target coordinates and assessment of air raid efficiency

    The system features:

    • multitarget capability, i.e. engagement of virtually all types of aerial targets, primarily all types of precision-guided munitions approaching an object under defence at a speed of up to 1000 m/s from different directions, aircraft flying at a speed of up to 500 m/s, helicopters, UAV, as well as lightly armoured ground targets and enemy's manpower;

    • combined missile and gun armament ensuring continuous impact area and continuous firing starting from a distance of 18-20 km to 200 m from targets at altitudes of 10 m to 15 km;

    • multimode adaptive radar and optical weapon control system operating in UHF, EHF and IR wavebands, this ensuring high jamming immunity and survivability under electronic countermeasures and suppression by fire with the use of ECM means and HARM missiles, and high reliability of the system operation;

    • high target engagement rate due to short reaction time, high speed missiles and availability of multi channel control system operating in wide sector;

    • the use of high precision command missile guidance system allowed development of a small size and high maneuverability surface-to-air missile (SAM) featuring high efficiency and low cost;

    • large number of missiles in one combat vehicle (12 pcs.);

    • small size two-stage bi-caliber SAM with solid fuel booster ensuring high average speed, maneuverability and efficient engagement of all types of targets due to high lethality fragmentation rod warhead and high precision SAM guidance system;

    • firing against a receding target ensures double increase of impact depth and the systems performance capabilities when used against manned aircraft, UAV, strategic cruise missiles and tactical cruise missiles;

    • firing missiles on the move extends the system's combat application;

    • fully automatic combat operation mode both as a stand-alone unit and within a battery consisting of several combat vehicles, this allowing to reduce psychophysical stress to crew members;

    • independent combat use due to availability of means of detection, tracking and engagement in one combat vehicle;

    • modular design of combat vehicle and system as a whole allows various modifications based on the basic system.

    during an air attack. Moreover, sabotage groups airdropped in soft-skinned and lightly-armoured vehicles may break through to important objects under defence.

    Therefore, SHORAD systems are also intended to engage drones, light combat vehicles and enemy's manpower in area of the defended objects.

    Large number of targets and high density of air attacks require air defence assets to ensure high target engagement rate, as well as to possess a numerous ready-to-fire and quickly replenishable ammunition load.

    Because of their high price the long range air-defence systems may not be available in sufficient quantity to ensure direct defence of a large number of small size and pin-point military and economic objects with a radius of 1.5-3.0 km which amount to minim of 70% of all the objects to be defended. Besides, the long range air-defence systems can not make use of their capabilities in short range and when used against low altitude targets in difficult terrain.

    SHORAD systems with maximum firing range of 15-20 km play an important part in air defence. Systems of this class significantly outperform the long range systems in terms of cost efficiency.

    The Pantsir-S1 SHORAD system (see the photo of the combat vehicle in Fig.1) designed at KBP Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) is intended for air defence of important small size and pin-point military and industrial objects, infantry units and tactical formations as well as for reinforcement of air defence groups at low and extremely low altitudes when countering concentrated air strikes effected with the use of precision-guided weapons.

    Table 1 describes the main performance specifications of the Pantsir-S1 combat vehicle.

    The mobile version of the Pantsir-S1 system includes: combat vehicles (up to 6 CV in one battery), surface-to-air missiles, 30mm rounds, transporter-loader vehicles (one loader per two CV), maintenance equipment and training equipment.

    The combat vehicle is intended to perform the tasks assigned to the system in terms of engagement of a wide range of aerodynamic and ground targets including those lightly armoured and enemy's manpower.

    Configuration of the system CV is described in Fig.2.

    As seen in the figure the CV features modular design:

    • control module accommodating CV crew;

    • weapons module;

    • turret mount;

    • power supply system compartment (PSS).

    The modular design allows various system configurations including stationary variant.

    Various configurations of Pantsir-S1 AD system are shown in Fig. 3.

    The system may be mounted on lightly armoured vehicles providing powerful and mobile air-defense asset for airborne assault troops, as well as on wheeled and tracked chassis for Air/Land Forces air-defense units or Navy vessels.

    The information assets of the air-defense system include target search radar (TSR), target/missile tracking radar (TTR) and optical/electronic system (OES).

    Make-up of the TSR is shown in Fig. 4.


    TSR provides automatic tracking of up to 20 targets, submitting three coordinates and radial velocity component for each target into CV central computer. Besides that TSR identifies friendly/enemy targets and target types (plane, helicopter, small-size target), thus increasing the system kill probability.

    High combat performance of Pantsir-S1 AD system is guaranteed substantially due to employment of multi-functional target tracking radar (TTR) featuring phased antenna array (PAA). The make-up of the TTR is shown in Fig. 5.

    The TTR incorporates two stations one of which is a receive-only terminal intended for SAM beacon signal perception by few-element phased antenna array (PAA), the latter measuring three coordinates of SAM and employed for missile gathering into main radar pattern. The second multi-element PAA station is a transmitting-receiving antenna irradiating both SAM and target with the following specifications:

    • coordinates determination accuracy:

    - in azimuth, mrad - 0.2

    - in elevation, mrad - 0.2

    - in range, m - 3.0

    - in velocity, m/sec - 2.0

    • simultaneous automatic tracking:

    - targets - up to 3

    - missiles - up to 4

    - maximum target detection range, RCS 2 m2, km - 24

    - operating band - K

    Table 1 - The main performance specifications of the system

    Specification


    Value
    Armament


    Missile and gun
    Ammunition load, pcs:


    • SAM in launcher guides
    12

    • artillery rounds
    1400

    Control system configuration
    Target search radar, target tracking radar with phased antenna array, autonomous optical electronic system

    Number of targets fired at simultaneously within the sector of ± 45°, pcs
    4

    Airplane detection range, km
    32 - 36

    Airplane tracking range, km
    24 - 28

    Impact zones, m:
    by missiles

    • in range
    1200 - 20000

    • in altitude
    10 - 15000

    by guns

    • in range
    200 - 4000

    • in altitude
    0 - 3000

    Maximum speed of targets, m/s
    1000

    SAM guidance system
    radio command with IR and radar sighting

    Response time, s
    4 - 6

    Missile salvo capability
    ensured

    Day and night, all-weather operation of gun and missile armament
    ensured

    Engagement of ground targets by guns and missiles
    ensured

    Firing guns and missiles on the move
    ensured

    Crew members
    3

    Employment of PAA allows for implementation of three firing channels for three targets in all-weather radar mode, thus, the most critical target may be engaged with 2 SAM salvo. Besides, by means of the PAA gathering, the TTR provides radar acquisition and SAM gathering from the dispersion area of the first unguided stage of the missile flight into precise guidance channel of the main PAA. Employment of radar gathering allows for significant improvement of the missile flight performance due to application of high-energy composite propellant booster.

    Along with target angular coordinates and range tracking the TTR also measures three coordinates of the SAM (two angles and range) based of the SAM beacon signals and transmits guidance commands to SAM.

    The TTR operates in HF wave band providing for high precision of angular coordinates measurement and low-altitude targets handling.

    Firing against ground targets and extremely low-altitude targets employs optical\electronic system (OES) of target and missile tracking. The make-up of the OES is shown in Fig. 6.

    The OES is integrated into autonomous optical post (AOP) intended for laying the OES optical axes according to the signals received from the central computer within the following angular range:

    CV main features:

    • independent combat operation;

    • combined missile and gun armament;

    • multimode jamming resistant radar optical guidance system;

    • all-weather capability;

    • automatic combat operation mode;

    • simultaneous firing against four targets;

    • coordination of actions within the battery;

    • armour protection of the crew against bullets and splinters.





    • in azimuth, degr. - ± 90

    • in elevation, degr. - from - 5 to + 82 OES provides final targeting

    according to the target designation received from CC and automatic target acquisition as well. Target tracking is conducted in 3 -5 ƒm IR range and provides round-the-clock application of missile armament in optical operation mode. Automatic tracking range (with weather visibility range of 10 km) is as follows:

    • F-16 aircraft, km - 17.0 - 26.0

    • ARM "Harm", km - 13.0 - 15.0

    • CM ALCM, km - 11.0 - 14.0

    SAM sighting is conducted in close IR range spectrum (0,8 µm), the missile sustainer stage is sighted by the SAM optical responder pulse signals providing high jamming immunity of the channel from thermal dummy targets.

    Narrow fields of view of the optical channels and high accuracy of the AOP gearless engine drives ensure measuring of the target and missile angular coordinates no worse than 0.05 mrad in azimuth and elevation channels.

    Systematic errors of the missile and target channels of the OES are eliminated during the SAM launch while the process of automatic cross adjustment of the missile and target localizers is running.

    Accurate measurement of the missile angular deviations from the target line-of-sight ensures high-precision missile guidance at a target in the optical mode of the control system. Optical mode provides missile firing against targets flying at extremely low altitudes (at a 5m altitude above water surface) and against ground targets.

    This combat vehicle equipment makes its stand-alone operation possible. Availability of the hardware with digital communication channels enables Pantsir-S1 system to conduct battery operation in different modes:

    • stand-alone combat operation;

    • joint operation with command post;

    • battery operation in master-slave mode;

    • battery operation jointly with command post and long-range radar.

    Different modes of Pantsir-S1 operation are shown in the Fig.7

    Main features of the control system:

    • simultaneous firing against four targets flying in the ±45° sector owing to the use of the multifunctional tracking radar incorporating the EHF-band phased antenna array and independent optical channel;

    • high immunity to any type of jamming owing to integration of the radar and optical-electronic means into the single system which is able to function in dm-, mm-, and IR wave bands;

    • capability of salvo firing by two missiles against one target owing to the use of the target tracking radar (TTR);

    • short reaction time within 4 - 6 sec. owing to the automatic tracking of up to

    The Pantsir-S1 ADMGS was developed to fundamentally change the system's performance capabilities in terms of interception zones, reduction of time required for operation, capability to engage all types of targets and broader use of missile armament.



    20 targets by the target search radar (TSR) and target designating with an accuracy ensuring fast final targeting and target acquisition by TTR and optical-electronic system (OES);

    • computation of informative characteristics including target motion rate and target characteristics, selection of weapon type and assigning firing mode;

    • realization of a complete combat operation cycle - from targets searching to their destruction in automatic mode;

    • crew combat operation semiautomatic mode capability.

    The two-stage air-defense guided missile 57E6-E (Fig.Cool features.

    The gun armament consists of two 2A38M double-barrel AA automatic guns adopted from the Tunguska-M1 weapon system. They are capable to engage air and ground-based targets in a zone of up to 4 km in range and of up to 3 km in altitude.

    High performance characteristics of the air-defense missile-gun system Pantsir-S1 ensure great advantage over foreign countries short-range AD systems for the AD systems supplied with Pantsir-S1.



    Purpose:

    • target designation reception, fine search, automatic target acquisition and tracking:

    - trajectory tracking- up to 8

    - priority targets - up to 3

    • post-launch automatic acquisition and tracking of up to 4 SAM

    • encoding and transmission of guidance commands to the tracked SAMs

    Features:

    • main transmitting\receiving antenna with multielement feed-through mm-band PAA ensuring high-precision target and SAM tracking

    • gathering phased-array receive-only antenna ensuring acquisition and gathering of SAM into main array

    Azimuth coverage zone, degr...........................................±45

    (360° subject to turret rotation)

    Elevation coverage, degr...........................................-5 to +85

    Maximum target tracking range, km:

    - RCS=2m2 .........................................................24

    - RCS=0.03m2........................................................7

    Fine search area following TSR target designation

    in 1 sec. with 0.9 probability:

    - In azimuth, degr...................................................±2.5

    - In elevation, degr..................................................±2.5

    - In range, m......................................................±200

    Target coordinates measurement precision:

    - azimuth/elevation, mrad............................................0.2/0.2

    - range, m .........................................................3.0

    - velocity, m/sec......................................................2

    Radial velocity measurement range, m/sec

    -target......................................................10 to 1000

    -SAM ......................................................30 to 2100

    Simultaneous tracking:

    - targets........................................................up to 3

    - SAMs ........................................................up to 4

    Operating band.......................................................K

    Characteristic features:

    - short flight time on the launch trajectory (t - 2.4s, Vmax = 1300m/s);

    - high maneuverability after booster separation;

    - low ballistic deceleration during booster-free flight (decrease of speed of 40 m/s over 1km);

    - extended engagement envelope of 20km in range and 15 km in altitude;

    - heavy weight of the warhead (20kg) at missile's low launch weight (75.7 kg)








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    Post  Austin on Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:34 pm

    PALMA AIR DEFENSE MISSILE/GUN SYSTEM
    Author: Oleg Korotkov, Anatoly Karpov, Vladimir Kopylov

    Oleg Korotkov - general designer of special engineering, Doctor of Science, academician of RARAN
    Anatoly Karpov - chief of a complex
    Vladimir Kopylov - chief of external economic affairs department

    Military Parade, No. 6, 2011

    Development of the highly effective naval air defense systems, capable to repel the swarm attacks of anti-ship missiles (ASM), has not reduced an urgency of development and manufacture of air defense small caliber artillery systems. Moreover the systems of this class have been advanced and fitted up by small-size short-range anti-aircraft missiles (SAM). It is determined by larger or smaller probability that cruise missiles will no be knocked down even by the most perfect missile systems.

    The reliable defense of such expensive armament as the warship may be ensured only by "reshooting" the penetrated missiles on the last defense line. In some cases, when the air defense missile system cannot be placed on the ship because of limitations on permissible mass or due to its excessively high cost, the small caliber artillery system fitted up by SAM is the only and simultaneously very effective self-defense weapon. The role of the air defense systems containing in their structure the small caliber artillery system is important for both ship defense in straits, narrows, protected waters, and for repelling the piracy attacks. The concept and main principles of the reviewed Palma air defense system were elaborated by developers headed by Arkady Shipunov,Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, with the direct participation of many leading specialists of the Navy and industry. This system was developed by JSC Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau (KBtochmash) being a part of JSC "RPC "High-precision complexes" holding company in close cooperation with FSUE KBP, JSC Tulamashzavod, JSC Amethyst Design Bureau and other leading enterprises.

    The concept of "Palma" system structure foresaw the follows:


    - use of combined armament that includes small caliber rapid-fire guns and small-size high-precision SAM;

    - application of high-precision electro-optical control system (EOCS) in combination with shipborne radar station control unit (SRSCU) in backup mode in extremely adverse weather conditions;

    - provision of complete automation of combat performance;

    - ensuring all-round ship defense by including up to four firing modules (FM) in the system structure (Fig.1);

    - provision of use this system on the mobilized ships and ashore by means of its own detection radar (DR) and gyrostabilization systems (GSS) incorporated into the base complete equipment and through the development of container-based design version;

    - provision of integration with ship-borne DR, GSS and SRSCU in case of use on the Navy ships and boats;

    - development of the system with provision for the creation of large modernization potential ensuring a capability of qualitative improvement by the subsequent upgrades.

    The developed concept has reflected in the base principles of system construction:


    1. As armaments of firing models are used two AO-18KD rapid-fire modernized cannons guns with link-less ammunition feed, increased projectile muzzle velocity and with essentially increased service life and also highly effective eight Sosna-R light hypersonic SAM.

    Main technical characteristics of firing module:


    Armament:

    - artillery:
    two 30mm AO-KD guns with an ammunition load of 1500 rounds;

    - missile:
    eight Sosna-R SAM

    Control system :
    automatic EOCS, by shipborne 5P-10 RCS in backup mode

    Distance of target defeat, km
    0.2 - 10

    Altitude of the target defeat, km
    to 5.0

    Time from target designation till engagement, sec
    5

    Weight with an ammunition load and secondary power sources, t
    7.4


    2. Armament and surveillance and target designation radar are installed directly on artillery mount on "the same axis" to exclude the errors caused by ship strains.

    3. For target acquisition according to target designation and for target tracking and armament aiming the system uses the specially designed high-precision ECM-pro-tected automatic electro-optical control system (EOCS) unified with EOCS of Sosna SAM.

    4. The structure of EOCS contains a full set of the necessary information channels placed on gyrostabilized platform allowing use it round of clock and in adverse weather conditions. In extremely adverse weather conditions the system is controlled by 5P-10 ship-borne radar control system.

    5. The EOCS has increased jamming immunity due to using information channels with narrow fields of sight and application of special signals processing algorithms in the automatic control unit of target acquisition and tracking, considering the target signatures. Besides, it is impossible to distort laser spot-beam rider guidance or to flash an optoelectronic sensor of a flying missile by the similar laser beam.

    6. High performance of SAM is attained due to high accuracy of missile guidance, circle diagram of proximity fuse, overlapping of guidance errors by kill zone, and also due to short flight times to the target.

    7. High accuracy of SAM guidance is ensured through small errors of target tracking, high accuracy of laser-guidance system, large available lateral g-load of missile and due to application of special control algorithms realized in the microcomputer onboard a missile.

    8. High engagement effectiveness of artillery armament is realized due to high accuracy of laying

    Main characteristics of EOCS:


    Operating modes: Target acquisition:
    automatic, semiautomatic, inertial external target designation, independent automatic, sector search

    Range of pointing angles, in azimuth/angle of sight, deg.:
    ± 178 / -20 ... 82

    Maximum angular rates and accelerations, deg/sec / deg/s2:
    50/150

    Field of view, deg:
    - TV system 2.0хx3.0 / 6.5х9.0

    - Thermal image channel
    2.2х2.7 / 6.7х9.0

    Distance of a taking into target autotracking at (max.range of visibility =15 km, p=80 %), km:


    - Airplanes / helicopters / cruise missiles


    16 ... 30 / 10 ... 14 / 8 ... 12


    - Armour installations
    8

    Measured distance, km:
    up to 20

    Accuracy (MSE):

    - stabilization, mrad
    0.07

    - finding of coordinates and distances, mrad/m
    0.2/5.0

    - laying of laser range finder
    0.1

    - Laying of information field of laser-beam control channel, mrad
    0.08 ... 0.12



    the cannons, small dispersion and a large density of fire.

    9. Automatic, inertial and semiautomatic laying modes are realized in a system. High automation of combat performance processes is attained owing to application of modern algorithms, and also due to information processing and decision making system, allowing to exclude the necessity of permanent operator participation in the fast flowing combat performance processes. In the semiautomatic mode which is used mainly in difficult countermeasures environment the system is controlled by operator.

    Structurally the firing module is comprised of an artillery mount with gear system and electro-optical control system.

    Sosna-R SAM consists of main propulsion stage, separated engine and detachment point. The SAM placed and stored in the transport-launching container (TLC) and launched from it. The missile has small acceleration time and is characterized by high aeroballistic efficiency.

    The combined control system is used for missile guidance - a radio command system and high-precision ECM-protected laser-beam guidance after engine detachment and missile injection into a sight line.

    The electro-optical system control (EOCS) ensures the target detection, automatic acquisition, tracking, measuring of angular coordinate and distance, and also laying of an information field of laser-beam control channel to the target at any time in the conditions of jamming and natural noise, including against the background of clouds, terrain features and horizon line.

    EOCS consists of following blocks (Fig.3):

    - electro-optical tracking system,

    - digital computing system

    - operator panel,

    - power panel.

    The trials of Palma system in fullscale conditions on the ship of Project "Gepard 3.9" have confirmed very high accuracy of targeting and have allowed to defeat the shown targets by the first missile or by first string of burst (Fig.2). An insertion in an angle of photo shows the warhead blasting at the target.

    FSUE Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau actively expands the potential of Palma system and also makes efforts to ensure its leading positions in this class of weapons.


    The main technical characteristics of missile:


    Distance and altitude of impact zone, km
    up to 10.0 / to 5.0

    Total weight of warhead, kg
    6.9

    Contact-proximity fuse
    laser fuse with the circular diagram

    SAM weight, launching / in transport-launch container, kg
    30.6 / 42.0

    Caliber before and after SAM detachment, mm
    132 / 72

    SAM length in flight / in transport-launch container, mm
    2317 / 2400


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    Thanks Austin, great read.

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    Yes, I am getting a little behind in my voting as there is so much new stuff that I like being posted...

    I'll vote for the Palma system post first as the photo at the bottom is interesting... Smile

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    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:44 am

    Thanks Austin for posting the articles from Military Parade.

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    Post  medo on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:52 pm

    Thanks Austin, great articles.

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    Post  Austin on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:55 am

    Any time friends , will post more in the coming days as i get some time keep watching this space.

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    Post  medo on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:49 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0jheHp072wU#!

    Interesting video about development of Russian air defense systems.

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    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:40 pm

    medo wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0jheHp072wU#!

    Interesting video about development of Russian air defense systems.


    Thanks. The link you posted is the 4th part of a series.

    The download has started Very Happy

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    Post  medo on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:05 am



    New photo of tracked Pantsir-S1. Behind is green Pantsir with new search radar, so this photo is of newer date. I don't know if this tracked Pantsir and BMD-4 are from KBP collection or new build for customers. Anyway I hope Russian ground forces air defense will son get tracked Pantsirs in their brigades to work together wit Tor-M2.

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    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:03 pm

    If the photo legitimate (not a photoshop) than it concludes that the tracked pantsir is still alive and might see production.
    I noticed that it has 12 rockets instead of the 8 on previous photos.

    By the way Medo, why would the Army go for both TOr-M2 and tracked Pantsir? Aren't they more or less equivalent?

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    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm

    Ok. It is confirmed: the photo of the tracked Pantsir is real.



    And a closer look from behind of the wheeled Pantsir with the new search radar.



    Remember the first phot of the wheeled Pantsir with the new radar? Here is the ENICS target UAV it destroyed in Kapustin Yar last summer:
    http://www.enics.ru/main/news?idN=139

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