One at all: the Pantsir air defense missile system will destroy the enemy without a crew
The new machine does not need artillery operators
Armed forces of Russia will receive anti-aircraft robot machine. It will be created on the basis of the Pantsir missile-cannon complex. The machine will be able to automatically, without the participation of military operators, find targets, identify and destroy them, which will not put soldiers and officers at risk. Also, the installation will be ready to work in areas with ultra-low temperatures or chemical contamination. According to experts, such a robot will radically increase the combat capabilities of Russian air defense.
The Ministry of Defense made a fundamental decision on the development of an anti-aircraft robot, the tactical and technical requirements for the machine have already been determined, sources in the military department told Izvestia. Only the driver of the car will enter into the calculation of the installation; the vehicle will not need a combat crew - the electronics will take over all the control and conduct of the battle. To this end, its “brains” will be connected with automatic troop control systems using the so-called military Internet - a closed data transmission segment.
Thanks to this, sources in the military department noted, the new anti-aircraft gun will be able to receive information about the air situation in the area of responsibility both from its regular radar and from more powerful third-parties. And not only ground-based, but also mounted on helicopters, ships, drones or long-range radar detection and control aircraft such as A-50.
Anti-aircraft robot electronics will allow you to analyze the entire amount of incoming information and, comparing the data, create a single picture of the battle. Then she identifies the most dangerous and valuable aircraft, selects the type of weapon (missiles or cannons) and gives a command to kill, Izvestia’s interlocutors noted. The exact date for completing work on the new anti-aircraft missile-cannon complex (SAM) in the Ministry of Defense could not be named.