New Russian 'suicide' aircraft poses threat to air defense – VIDEO
The Russian company Kalashnikov unveiled a new “suicide” drone, at IDEX 2019 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
The Kalashnikov media said new KUB-UAV, which is about four feet wide, is designed to destroy remote ground targets, using remotely controlled explosives. Therefore, some experts considered it a new Kalashnikov suicide drone.
“This complex is a step towards completely new combat operations,” said Sergey Chemezov, Rostec CEO, in a statement from Kalashnikov. “High-precision unmanned projectile flies up to 30 minutes at the speed of 130 kilometers (80.7 miles) per hour.”
According to the company’s statement, the drone’s advantages in combat include hidden launch, the overall accuracy of shot, noiselessness, affordability and ease of handling.
The new drone will provide a very high degree of accuracy for bombing targets, it was already been tested and is ready for use, Kalashnikov says.