The Ministry of Defense unites the S-500 air defense system and the Pantsir-SM air defense missile system into a single circuit
The newest S-500 Prometey anti-aircraft missile systems and the Pantsir-SM modernized anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) will be combined into a common network. The Russian Ministry of Defense is working on the issue of organizing the staff structure of anti-aircraft units, which will be armed with the latest complexes.
According to the plans of the military, the combination of the long-range S-500 air defense system and the Pantsir-SM air defense missile system will create a layered air defense system in which the Prometheus will be responsible for hitting targets at a long distance, while the Pantsirs will cover the S-500 from cruise missile strikes and drones.
As they say "News" With reference to sources in the Ministry of Defense, the organizational and staff structure of future air defense units, which will receive the S-500 air defense system, is currently being developed. As part of this planning, the issue of including such units and the Pantsir-SM air defense missile system is being considered. At the same time, it is emphasized that the decision to unite the "Shell" and "Prometheus" into a single circuit has already been made.
At the same time, the military has experience in deploying the S-400 air defense system together with the air defense missile system. Each regiment armed with S-400 air defense systems is assigned a "Pantsirei" division.
It is noted that the construction of such an echeloned air defense is not a novelty, such a scheme was used even in the Soviet air defense, when the S-200 long-range anti-aircraft systems were covered by the S-125 air defense system.