The Armed Forces of Ukraine use various captured equipment against the invaders. In particular, the Pantsir S-1 self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system.

Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners successfully operate radar stations captured from the Russians, weapons and equipment of Buk-type complexes, as well as the Pantsir S-1 self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system, reported news agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ArmyInform.

"Trophy" Pantsir-S1 "- in the ranks! It's automatic cannons are equipped with 30-millimeter shells, which we also have in service. Some missile ammunition was also captured. Now this Russian "Pantsir" is fighting on the side of Ukraine and has already shot down the first enemy target. We won’t specify which one” - said Colonel Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He noted that now only one such system is in service, but the Air Force is not averse to having a whole division.

“We hope that as a result of the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army, the rashists will please us with such anti-aircraft missile systems as the S-400. It will be a real “Triumph” for our anti-aircraft missile forces,” - Yuri Ignat added.

Trophy "Pantsir-S1" Trophy "Pantsir-S1". The command of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces published this photo in March 2022.

Pantsir-S1 is a Russian ground-based self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun system. Created in 1994 and adopted by the Russian army in 2012.

Can be mounted on tracked and wheeled chassis. Air defense is carried out by automatic guns and guided missiles with radio command guidance with infrared and radar tracking. The complex is designed to protect small objects from air attacks, both manned and unmanned. In addition, the complex is capable of combating lightly armored ground targets, as well as enemy manpower.

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