MOSCOW, August 20. /TASS/. Russia’s army will receive the new Pantsir-SA self-propelled anti-aircraft complex for the Arctic and also a new version of the short-range Pantsir by the end of this year, the Aerospace Forces' deputy commander-in-chief said Saturday.
"By the end of this year already the first samples of the new Pantsir-SA self-propelled anti-aircraft complex designed for combat actions in the Arctic conditions will become operational in the Aerospace Forces and the Northern Fleet," Lt. Gen. Viktor Gumennyy told the Russian News Service radio station.
Russia's army is currently receiving Pantsir-S and Pantsir-S2 systems, he added. "Soon a completely new short-range Pantsir-SM self-propelled anti-aircraft system will become operational," he said.