Zrpk “Carapace-C1″Photo: Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti
Well-known Russian military expert, chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski posted on his page in Facebook the text of the Telegram-channel “Military journalists”, which refers to the uselessness of anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes “Carapace-C1” covering the Russian air base in Syria Hamim. A day later murakhovski deleted the post, which drew the attention of another military expert Alex Hassle.
“It turns out that our military journalists and experts can only praise. And even then not always (this is from my personal experience),” said the blogger.
“Military journalists”, citing an unnamed Russian officers and defense forces in Latakia, where the database is located Hamim, wrote that “in a real combat situation “Armor” does not justify the hopes assigned to him”. So, according to the Telegram channel in Syria revealed that these complexes practically do not “see” low-speed and small targets, which include drones, but at the same time lock flying around the base of large birds than confuse operators.
The low efficiency of the “Shell” of the canal proved in comparison with the complex “tor-M2U”, the presence of which on Mamimi first became known in April of this year. “July 1 was made the first RAID of the UAV, and three staff from the group, the UAV was able to fly to the Russian base and reset the nine improvised explosive devices. Immediately after the attack the calculation of the “tor-M2U” found the target and struck the four UAVs five anti-aircraft guided missiles at altitudes of 2.5-3 kilometers. In turn, three more of the drone shot down “Carapace-C1″, but it spent as much as 13 missiles,” — said the publication.
The defense Ministry regularly reports on reflected attacks made homemade drones on the base Hamim. So, in August, the Agency reported the destruction last month of 45 vehicles with homemade bombs. Then the military did not say specifically, using some of arms was shot down drones (e.g. featured wording such as “air defense base” and “regular anti-aircraft firepower”), although in January, the Ministry of defense publicly stated role of “Armor” to protect a Russian airbase.
“Carapace-C1” is the Tula “instrument Design Bureau” within the perimeter of the state Corporation “rostec”. In the production of “Thor” involves a different structure of the concern “Almaz-Antey”, which is directly owned by the government of Russia.
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