A “steel shield” made up of air defence systems mounted on tall buildings is rumoured to have materialised around Moscow’s Kremlin.
On the roofs of structures near the Kremlin, the Russian military has erected at least three Pantsir-S1 short-range air defence systems.
The most recent complex is situated at 38, Petrovka Street, where the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ main offices are. A Pantsir-S1 complex had previously been spotted on the roof of the Russian Defense Ministry’s main building. On the roof of the Central Moscow Department of Education, a different system was also installed.
This is regarded as an effort by Russia to shield the Kremlin and its administrative centre from the possibility of being targeted by long-range Ukrainian weapons. The decision was thought to have been made as a result of recent explosions at a number of military bases inside Russia, which served to inform the Russian military leadership that the targets on the country’s territory no longer existed and were inviolable.
The Russian army’s Pantsir-S1 is a cutting-edge missile and anti-aircraft artillery complex. The KBP design bureau created and implemented this complex in 2003, with the primary objective of eliminating enemy flying targets at short and medium ranges. The Pantsir-S1 is a tracked or wheeled vehicle chassis that is armed with surface-to-air missiles and automatic anti-aircraft cannons to engage enemy flying targets.
Highly sensitive radars, target-tracking optics, and a computer system inside the bridge operate and direct the Pantsir-S1 complex. The Pantsir-S1 is frequently employed on the Ukrainian battlefield to defend Russian soldiers from Ukrainian missile, missile, and UAV attacks. The Pantsir-S1 complex in Ukraine has an up to 100% strike rate, according to earlier confirmation from the Russian Defense Ministry.