New bombs will be delivered to the army in 2018.Dmitry Reshetnikov/TASS
Russia’s military first floated the idea of creating a new warhead at the beginning of the century. Now, in 2018, a deadly advanced weapon is set
During the Syrian
These are technically outdated ammunition. However, in the Middle
FAB-500 bombs would not be effective against a more advanced enemy though and can easily be shot down by air defense systems - the bombs emit a radar background that’s easy to detect. This threatens the lives of the pilots and the success of the operation.
The unguided FAB-500 is set to be replaced with the “
This is a cluster bomb with 15 elements containing copper striking projectiles that fly in different directions at a speed of 3 km/s, ripping apart any heavily armored enemy vehicle.
Free-flying and unguided aviation bombs are much cheaper for the government than high-precision missiles, primarily because they lack the reactive missile engine.
The new bomb can be dropped on the enemy from a distance of 30 kilometers and thanks to the Glonass system will be able to strike the target with precision (unlike any of the unguided bombs from the last century).
Also, in the
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