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Russian forces in Syria wreck Pantsir-S1 aerial defense system worth more than $ 10 million


05/06/2018

Russian Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile and gun system (SAMG) worth more than $ 10 million tipped over and received significant damage in Syria.

On May 3, near the oil refinery in the Syrian city Baniyas  a Russian military convoy had a traffic accident. Its reason is so far unknown to us. According to Syrian sources, a Russian Pantsir-S1 SAMG tipped over receiving considerable damage.

A photo of the upturned vehicle was posted by the military analyst Qalaat Al Mudiq posted on his Twitter page.

https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/992052465016197120/photo/1 [ed. contains more photos]

Having studied the images, InformNapalm volunteers confirmed the type of the equipment on the photo as Pantsir-S1 SAMG system. It looks like the crash broke the missile bracings and the trigger mechanism, and one of its rockets broke away from its brace.

The offer price of a Pantsir-S1 system for export ranges from 13 to USD 14 million. And even a temporary wreckage of such a combat vehicle is a heavy loss for the Russian force in Syria.

Today, the Russian military force in Syria sustained another loss. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, “a bird brought down” a Russian Su-30SМ fighter jet. The pilots were killed.

Source: https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-forces-in-syria-wreck-pantsir-s1-aerial-defense-system-worth-more-than-10-million-photo/

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