OREANDA-NEWS The Russian anti-aircraft missile and cannon complex "Pantsir" was modified taking into account a special military operation (SVO), in particular to combat multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). This was reported by the High-Precision Complexes holding at the Milex 2023 exhibition, TASS reports.

"All the necessary improvements have been implemented," the company said.

In May, the former deputy commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Lieutenant General Aytech Bizhev, said that Russian anti-aircraft missile systems can destroy high-precision long-range Storm Shadow missiles transferred to Ukraine at all stages of flight.

In April, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had created in new regions — the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), Kherson and Zaporozhye regions — units and formations of the Air Defense (air Defense) of the Aerospace Forces (VKS).