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Tags: russia | guns | drone | kamikaze

Russia's Top Gunmaker Producing Kamikaze Drone

By    |   Monday, 18 February 2019 05:11 PM

Russia’s top gun manufacturer, Kalashnikov, is making a small kamikaze drone described as a flying grenade, Defense News reported Monday.

The KUB is described in a news release as a “high-precision unmanned attack complex...designed for defeating remote ground targets,” the news outlet reported.

But Russian media reports say KUB is a suicide drone that detonates itself when in range of the target.

Kalashnikov says the drone — with a payload of nearly seven pounds and a flight time of 30 minutes at around 50 to 80 miles per hour — is silent, and covertly launched, Defense News reported.

Kalashnikov is a subsidiary of Rostec — a massive defense and high-technology holding company. Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov was quoted in a statement Sunday saying KUB delivers a warhead to the target “whether the target is concealed or not, both at low and high altitudes.”

“It is [an] extremely accurate and efficient weapon,” he said, and it’s “very hard to combat by traditional air defense systems,” Defense News reported.

The news outlet said Kalashnikov didn’t respond to a request for elaboration.

Though Russia still lags behind the United States for large strike drones, Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi is reportedly working on a heavy stealth strike drone known as Okhotnik (Hunter) and expects to unveil it in the spring.

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Russia's top gun manufacturer, Kalashnikof, is making a small kamikaze drone described as a flying grenade, Defense News reported Monday.
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