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rUssian Troops in Occupied Kherson Region Lost Pantsir-S1 SAM

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Illustrative photo from open sources - russian Pantsir-S1 SAM that wasdestroyed in ukraine in September 2022
Illustrative photo from open sources - russian Pantsir-S1 SAM that wasdestroyed in ukraine in September 2022

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the Russian 96К6 Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and gun system in the Kherson region

The South Joint Task Forces reported this on Telegram.

The system was hit in the middle of a field near the village of Chaplynka, and the OSINT community managed to identify the approximate location of the Pantsir at the time of its destruction, namely at coordinates 46°20’19.2″N 33°30’11.1″E.

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The means of the system’s destruction is not reported, the footage shows a munition falling almost vertically on the Pantsir.

Given the position’s distance from the contact line (almost 50 kilometers), it can be assumed that it was destroyed using a drone or 227 mm GMLRS rocket ammunition.

None of the high-precision artillery munitions available in the Ukrainian arsenal can hit at this distance. For example, the range of the 155-mm M982 Excalibur ammunition is 40 kilometers.

The fact that the Pantsir fired an anti-aircraft missile before being destroyed may confirm the drone attack.

However, the possibility of launching at a drone that was targeting and fixing a defeat or other air target should not be ruled out.

Pantsir-S1 SAM
Pantsir-S1 SAM

The Pantsir missile system is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery systems. Three types of vehicles make up one system: a missile launcher, a radar truck and a command post. Starting with the Pantsir-S1 as the first version, it is produced by KBP Instrument Design Bureau of Tula, Russia, and is the successor to the Tunguska M1.

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