Earlier, the managing director of the Instrument Engineering Design Bureau, Dmitry Konoplev, reported that a number of destroyers and other ships are already being upgraded to install the marine Pantsir.
According to some information, the two combat modules of the Pantsir-M anti-aircraft missile-cannon systems will be installed on the Russian advanced destroyer of the Leader type, which is currently at the stage of experimental design work. The elaboration of the appearance of a multi-purpose ship of the ocean zone was included in the state defense order for 2014 year. It is noted that the armament of the “Leaders” will be comparable to the equipment of American destroyers Arleigh Burke.
The development of the Pantsir anti-aircraft missile-cannon complex was conducted by the Tula KBP. Its main purpose is to destroy airplanes, UAVs, cruise missiles and ground targets at an altitude of up to 15 km and in a radius of up to 20 km.