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UAE plans to modernize Russia’s Pantsir-S1 missile system

Russian arms trader Rosoboronexport received the appropriate request

ABU DHABI/UAE/, February 17. /TASS/. The United Arab Emirates plans to modernize Russia’s Pantsir-S1 missile system, CEO of Russian arms trader Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev told reporters at the IDEX-2019 international defense exhibition on Sunday.

"The Emirates is successfully operating the Pantsir-S1 missile system, and we received a request on a further modernization program. The work experience of Russian systems, including this system, has shown its high effectiveness," Mikheyev said.

According to open source data, the UAE’s army has 50 Pantsyr-S1 systems in service mounted on Man SX45 vehicles.