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.