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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: All you need to know about the new Russian Pantsir-S1 weapon that Paul Biya want to use to fight the separatists

Pantsir-S1 can fire 5,000 projectiles per minute

Cameroon has begun to take steps to acquire sophisticated attack and defense equipment from Moscow.  Officially, the arsenal will be used to fight the Boko Haram sect.  This new weapon could also be used against secessionists in the English-speaking regions of Southwest and North-West.

The revelation is from HE Mahamat Puba Sale, Cameroon's ambassador to Russia: "Cameroon is considering buying the Pantsir-S1 antiaircraft system." Cameroon wants to acquire Russian military equipment, including the Pantsir-S1 short-range medium-range anti-aircraft vehicle,  The Cameroonian plenipotentiary recently said that the government plans to build a new military arsenal against Boko terrorists.

The announcement of HE Mahamat Puba Sale a few days before the Russian-African summit in Russian President Vladimir Putin and some 40 African heads of state and delegations.  Summit during which the Heads of State of the African continent became acquainted with Russian opportunities and offers in various fields.

The Yaoundé initiative succeeds that of neighboring Nigeria, the soil of the Islamist jihadist sect Boko Haram.  Boko Haram terrorists, including SU-57 fighter jets, helicopters, tanks and tanks, Nigeria's ambassador to Russia had issued its country of interest in Russia's weapons and military technologies.  naval military equipment.

According to the diplomat, the Cameroonian government is interested in armored vehicles and helicopters in the fight against Boko Haram, who "installs mines on military routes." In the case where we are not armed, we say, "says SE Mahamat Puba Sale  once again.

However, the ambassador states that the purchase of Pantsir systems has not yet been decided, but should take place.  Mahamat Paba Salted also praised the quality of Russian ilitary equipment.  Tests on a new version of the Pantsir anti-aircraft vehicle proved to be conclusive.

Put into service by the Russian army since 2010, the Pantsir-S1 system (NATO code: SA-22 Greyhound) is armed with two 30 mm twin-tube guns capable to fire 5,000 projectiles per minute and 12 missiles with a range of 20 km  .  S-300 Favorit and S-400 Triumf ground-to-air systems, it features target detection and tracking radar, and can provide precision shooting in motion.

The system is able to counter aerial attacks in existing and future ways, but also destroy lightly armored vehicles and ships. The system may or may not be flying over a distance of 15 meters above sea level.  In addition to Russia, the armies of Algeria, Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Libya and Oman have Pantsir-S.

 The rapprochement between Moscow and Yaoundé comes at a time when the country of Vladimir Putin offers a tantalizing offer of reconstruction of the National Society of Refining (Sonara) struck by a serious fire that devastated part of its facilities.