S-350: "cruise missile killer", 3 times more missiles than S-300/400, capable of repelling attack from any direction, border and coastal deployment a priority, first rgt to be retrained in 2020.
'The air defense battle of the future, especially at the last frontier, will no longer be a duel of SA missile crew and tactical fighter pilot, but a fight between machines - smart, precise, operating as part of large groups, at all altitudes, at speeds up to hypersonic" 4/
Pantsir: -S over last 1,5 years obtained capabilities against Grad rockets, small UAVs and quadrocopters; guided missiles and aviation "not a challenging task"; -SM against future threats, incl. hypersonic cruise missiles, drone swarms, massive employment of different PGMs. 3/
S-400 capable of defeating aerodynamic targets at distances of up to 350 km, unspecified ballistic targets (as spot defense). Exercises include live fires against all types of targets (looks like we'll need "Hera-sky" soon). 6/
Air defense architecture re-configured to defeat incoming precision threats one-by-one (Pantsir) and their carriers+ballistic missiles (S-400) instead of "Area" defenses. As "Air Adversary" becomes "Air-Space Adversary", new capabilities are in the pipeline, namely S-500. 7/7
Pantsir-SM is being developed for such battles. Will get new radar and targeting, new computer, new missile with greater range and payload, and "AI elements" - "not only to survive, but to win". 5/
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