Took the fly: "Shell"(pantsir) taught to fight with "phantoms"
Anti-aircraft complexes have learned to accurately distinguish drone from false targets
Anti-aircraft complexes "Pantsir" can now be guaranteed to destroy enemy drones. The renewed anti-aircraft complex is able to detect and identify small aircrafts, for example multi-copters, and shoot them down with standard guns and missiles. For this purpose, Russian developers have created a special algorithm for the software of the anti-aircraft complex. On the account of the updated "Shells" several dozen shot down in Syria drones, launched by the militants. According to military experts, thanks to the completion of "Pantsir" began to pose a mortal threat to quadrocopters, multicopters and other microdrons.
The Defense Ministry told Izvestia that at present the modernized Pantsir is being tested in the Armed Forces of Russia. According to Izvestia, the first updated anti-aircraft systems have already arrived at the airbase of Khmeimim in Syria, where a record number of drones has recently been destroyed.
"Over the past month, 45 unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with improvised explosive devices have been destroyed by means of air defense or electronic warfare," said the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov.
This success was achieved thanks to the good work of the modernized version of "Shell". The ZRPK was able to find small targets at any time of the day and under the most unfavorable weather conditions. Earlier, the airborne radar of the anti-aircraft complex could accept small drones for so-called ghosts, or phantoms, that is, reflections of the radar signal from birds, air currents and other anomalies.