The Pantsir-S1 ZRPK installation appeared in the village of Yascherovo, six kilometers from the Valdai residence of President Vladimir Putin. This is reported by the “Agency” with reference to the testimony of an eyewitness who photographed the installation, deployed a few weeks ago. His information was confirmed by residents of nearby settlements.
The publication, relying on the words of the source, believes that the complex could be installed after the attack of Ukrainian drones on Russian military airfields located far from the borders. For the first time, UAF drones attacked air bases near Ryazan and in Engels, Saratov Region, on December 5.
Now the complex is on combat duty: the radar antenna is active, at least three servicemen are constantly nearby.
The Valdai residence of Putin is known as a place of personal rest for the president and his relatives. According to two of Putin’s acquaintances, the president visits Valdai very often, “he loves” this place. In Yascherovo, close to Putin settled on a permanent basis – officers of the FSO and heads of the presidential administration.
Earlier, the Pantsir S-1 complexes began to be installed in Moscow. Air defense systems appeared on the roofs of the Ministry of Defense building on Frunzenskaya Embankment and the administrative building in Teterinsky Lane near the Taganskaya metro station. In early January, the network appeared Photo S-400 complexes near the Losiny Ostrov National Park and on experimental fields Timiryazev Academy. Moscow The authorities and the Russian Ministry of Defense have not yet commented on this.
“Pantsir S-1” is designed for close cover of civilian and military facilities, including protection from drones. According to Ministry of Defense, the complex can detect 30 types of targets and fire at four at the same time. An object The air defense system finds attacks automatically, and the operator carries out its shelling in manual mode.