World’s 1st para-drop air defense complex to protect Russian forces

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  1. sabo

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    World’s 1st para-drop air defense complex to protect Russian forces

    "An air-droppable missile defense complex is being developed for Russia’s airborne forces to ensure that after landing, troops have the means to secure the skies and prevent inbound airstrikes. The system will be the first operating version of its kind in the world.
    Russia’s airborne troops will soon have the means to effectively establish local no-fly zones with the help of a mobile crawler-mounted Ptitselov (Fowler) air defense complex, a hybrid of the well-known Pantsir-S1 (NATO designation SA-22 Greyhound) cannon-missile system mounted on an air-droppable BMD-4M armored vehicle."

    Very impressive development. They already can move big amounts of forces quickly.
    Full article ->
    https://www.rt.com/news/342072-fowler-airborne-air-defense/
     
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    Russia in my opinion has the best airborne force in the world. They actually understand the concepts behind it and have turned air borne forces it something more than easy to hit targets in the sky. Their air borne forces are properly equipped to carry out serious offense operations and can operate relatively independently. In America our airborne forces lack firepower. They can at this point only be used to prevent conflicts by providing an American presence somewhere. If they went head to head with the Russian airborne forces they would get swamped. This is the reality we are facing.

    Good job, Russia great idea with this new system.
     
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