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State tests of the KUB-UAV loitering ammunition have been successfully completed

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State tests of the KUB-UAV loitering ammunition have been completed, the results have been recognized as positive. The kamikaze drone is recommended for adoption by the Russian army.


A source close to the Ministry of Defense reported on the completion of the state tests of the "Cube" loitering ammunition. According to him, during the tests, the drone received positive reviews from the military, at present it is recommended for adoption by the Russian army. The Ministry of Defense has not yet made any official statements about this UAV, but serial deliveries are already planned and should begin next year.

A new type of attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for the Russian Armed Forces is recommended for adoption

- leads RIA News source words.

The KUB-UAV loitering ammunition was developed by Zala Aero, a member of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies. It is positioned as a universal drone capable of striking both ground and sea targets.

According to previously published official information, "KUB-UAV" is capable of staying in the air for up to half an hour, moving at a speed of 80-130 km / h. The drone carries a warhead weighing 3 kg, while it has a high hitting accuracy and is capable of hitting a target, regardless of its stealth and terrain. Guidance is carried out according to the known coordinates of the target or using an optoelectronic system.

It was used in Syria to strike at terrorist positions.
Photos used:
https://zala-aero.com/
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  1. Barberry25
    Barberry25 16 December 2021 13: 59
    -2
    and if a cumulative fragmentation warhead is nevertheless attached to it, it will be very interesting
    1. Streamil
      Streamil 16 December 2021 14: 25
      +1
      Quite, but embarrassed by the large wing area at a speed of 100 km / h, it will not be difficult to notice and knock off the ZUshka .. correct it if you are not right.
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 16 December 2021 16: 28
        +1
        well, given the low profile of the flight, it is not a fact that it will turn out ..
        1. Streamil
          Streamil 16 December 2021 17: 05
          +2
          So he is loitering, that is, he goes to a height and plans from there, this is not the case to fly 15 meters from the ground .. from what height on the last 5 km of the plot he will plan, of course the question
          1. Barberry25
            Barberry25 16 December 2021 19: 35
            -1
            this is an ordinary UAV of the Zala company, which had its parachute removed and the payload replaced with a simple camera and explosive charge, it can fly in the same way as a conventional UAV
          2. Jacket in stock
            Jacket in stock 17 December 2021 05: 13
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            Quote: FreamiL
            he is loitering, that is, he goes to the height and plans from there

            Doesn't mean at all.
            Loitering means patrolling in the air in search of a target. And at what height - it depends on the task and the situation,
            It will be necessary, and it will fly half a meter from the ground.
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 16 December 2021 17: 56
        +1
        As I understand it, they are testing both versions of the Kamikaze and the wing with X tail ... both versions are sold on the market. Israel also produces both options.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 16 December 2021 20: 21
      +2
      Quote: Barberry25
      cumulative fragmentation warhead,

      I probably don't understand something ... High-explosive warhead - understandable ... High-explosive fragmentation ... also understandable ... Cumulative - well, understandable .. But CUMULATIVE-FRAGMENTAL (!?) - this is something- something new! wassat
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 16 December 2021 21: 21
        +2
        This is something old, so for a long time most of the cumulative-fragmentation NARs in the caliber 57/80 mm are made ... a cumulative warhead is left, and behind it is a charge of explosives and rings with a notch C-8KOM, the third from the right
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 16 December 2021 22: 59
          +1
          Thank. I'll know. hi
  2. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 16 December 2021 13: 59
    +5
    It will not be enough! More would be!
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 16 December 2021 14: 32
      +2
      it depends on where and what-3 kilos of explosives, this is in fact a warhead RPG-7 Beam of 500 mm penetration or from the NAR C-5 with 250 mm of penetration and 330 fragments, but in fact you can put a "head" from the Beam, and behind place belts with fragments and make this warhead base for the machine, of course, fragmentation damage will not be very powerful, but more than enough to disable any modern tank from above due to the cumulative effect
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 December 2021 14: 01
    +4
    It is necessary not to recommend, but to start immediately mass production and delivery to the troops.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 16 December 2021 14: 18
      0
      The KUB-UAV loitering ammunition was developed by Zala Aero, a member of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies. It is positioned as a universal drone capable of striking both ground and sea targets. According to previously published official information, "KUB-UAV" is capable of staying in the air for up to half an hour, moving at a speed of 80-130 km / h.


      Just for Zelensky's boats, striving to pass through the Crimean bridge.

      But you need a loitering ammunition flying at least 150-200 km with a warhead of at least 30 kg.
      . According to the developers, the advantages of the complex are hidden launch, high accuracy of the shot, noiselessness and ease of use. The speed range is 80-130 km / h, the flight duration is 30 minutes, the payload mass is 3 kg, the wingspan is 1,2 m, the length is 95 cm.

      https://warspot.ru/14115-kub-bla-letayuschiy-kamikadze-ot-kalashnikova
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 16 December 2021 14: 37
        +1
        at 150 km, this is already satellite control or a repeater and the machine will be the size of a good rocket. but the idea is correct .. something based on UPAB-50
      2. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 16 December 2021 14: 42
        0
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        warhead at least 30 kg.

        And for what?
        What kind of targets will such a drone guard?
        1. Orange bigg
          Orange bigg 16 December 2021 14: 55
          0
          Yes, at least the same tanks, artillery pieces, dugouts.
          1. Jacket in stock
            Jacket in stock 16 December 2021 15: 02
            +2
            Quote: OrangeBigg
            Yes, at least the same tanks, artillery pieces, dugouts.

            Well, the dugouts are understandable, they need a lot of explosives, but he won't run away anywhere. You can use an ordinary scout - a gunner to get by, fly, look, find something - call in artillery, highlight the target with a projectile / rocket.
            And against a tank / cannon 30 kg of explosives are not necessary.

            Is that in a naval version, such as the Americans made a new Tomahawk.
            1. Boa kaa
              Boa kaa 16 December 2021 20: 31
              0
              Quote: Jacket in stock
              against tank / cannon 30 kg of explosives nafig is not necessary. Is that in a naval version, such as the Americans made a new Tomahawk.

              Oh how! And I did not know that amers have a new AX of only 30 kg of explosives! Or have you messed up something? belay
              1. Jacket in stock
                Jacket in stock 17 December 2021 05: 03
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                Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
                amers have a new AX only 30 kg of explosives! Or have you messed up something?

                Apparently he did not explain his idea very clearly.
                And the thought was that a kamikaze drone with a large warhead has a narrow niche application.
    2. Barberry25
      Barberry25 16 December 2021 14: 36
      +1
      in an UAV company for each brigade and an UAV battalion for each division + a UAV platoon for anti-aircraft defense units
  4. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 16 December 2021 14: 24
    +4
    The "Lancet" seems to me to be more interesting, and it has more tasks, only "aerial mining" is worth it.
    1. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 16 December 2021 14: 33
      -3
      Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
      only one "air mining" is worth what.

      It costs nothing at all.
      For the machine is disposable. He does not know how to return home.
      And if the enemy did not appear, then what?

      These are devices of the same level. It is not clear why the two are different.
      1. Fedor Sokolov
        Fedor Sokolov 16 December 2021 15: 12
        0
        This is not a "machine", but a smart and cheap disposable ammunition!
        1. Cosm22
          Cosm22 16 December 2021 15: 26
          -7
          Um ... About cheap ...
          Am I probably missing something in the post?
          Wouldn't it be difficult to share specific numbers?
          And then doubts gnaw. The approval of the military is somehow not convincing. When did this MO count the people's money?
        2. Jacket in stock
          Jacket in stock 17 December 2021 05: 05
          +1
          Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
          smart and cheap disposable ammunition

          And what happens?
          It is not smart ammunition, it is not very cheap, but smart and cheap in one - ??!
      2. Orkraider
        Orkraider 16 December 2021 22: 15
        0
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
        only one "air mining" is worth what.

        It costs nothing at all.
        For the machine is disposable. He does not know how to return home.
        And if the enemy did not appear, then what?

        These are devices of the same level. It is not clear why the two are different.



        Kindest hi
        Why disposable?

        1. Jacket in stock
          Jacket in stock 17 December 2021 05: 07
          +1
          Quote: Orkraider
          Why disposable?

          Well, your picture is not like a Cube or a Lancet.
          Instead of a parachute, they have an explosive charge.
          1. Orkraider
            Orkraider 17 December 2021 08: 41
            0
            Yes, my mistake.
            This is a different Cube.
            Have a nice day!
  5. sen
    sen 16 December 2021 14: 27
    +1
    State tests of the KUB-UAV loitering ammunition have been successfully completed

    Most foreign counterparts have folding wings, this allows them to be placed compactly, like projectiles in MLRS.
  6. paul3390
    paul3390 16 December 2021 14: 27
    +2
    "CUB-BLA"

    CUBE - what ?? what The device has a cool name .. laughing
    1. Serge-667
      Serge-667 16 December 2021 14: 32
      0
      I also noticed. Funny kublo)
  7. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 16 December 2021 14: 29
    -1
    Used in Syria to target terrorist positions

    And where is the movie?
    The Turks / Azerbaijanis have filled up the entire Internet with their videos, you turn on the iron - there is Bayraktar, even if it is actually Harop or something like that.
    And where is the movie about ours?

    marketing is our bottom.
  8. Kaw
    Kaw 16 December 2021 14: 39
    -2
    The wings are awkward. That means you can't make a multi-charge launcher.
  9. Troll
    Troll 16 December 2021 14: 46
    0
    Quote: Thrifty
    It is necessary not to recommend, but to start immediately mass production and delivery to the troops.

    Testers are not involved in production. Testers test the product, make a conclusion and send it to a higher authority. On the basis of this, as well as the availability of material, technical and financial means, the Ministry of Defense and the government, determine whether to put it in a box or to engage in production. (Something like this)
    ...
    For all Wishlist and all products that have passed state tests positively, there will not be enough money and funds.
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  11. Bear
    Bear 16 December 2021 15: 46
    +1
    It would be necessary to ship the consignment to the Rostov region for transfer to the miners of the neighboring region, to the west and south-west, for more efficient "coal mining".
  12. alystan
    alystan 16 December 2021 16: 34
    0
    "Kamikaze drone" - doesn't the second word in the name, besides its direct meaning, also mean that it is launched only for a specific target? But there is also the word "loitering" ammunition, in my understanding, means "prowling hunter in search of a victim." You can, of course, use it this way and that way. But if in the first case he will work out everything normally and according to a pre-calculated goal, then what about in the second case, when the "gasoline" is running out, and there is still no "desired" goal? Should he in this case "self-destruct" or is it possible to return him to the "base"?
  13. eehnie
    eehnie 17 December 2021 12: 11
    0
    If there is a sector where the emergence of redundant projects has less impact on good governance, it is unmanned technology. The rapid development and evolution of technology makes the development of redundant designs more acceptable in this area than in areas where the technology is more mature.

    But even in this environment, the testing phase is a tool in which there will be a rigorous selection process, and only the best projects will pass it.

    And the procurement stage will be even more restrictive. Until now and in subsequent years, there will be no bulk purchases of unmanned mechanical developments, because it is easy to assume that the initial projects will soon be technologically surpassed, and there is no interest in the purchases greatly exceeding consumption, because this will lead to the creation of important stocks of unmanned developments. which will be surpassed in a few years by new projects.

    This purchasing method also helps to quickly move production to the most up-to-date projects available.

    Apparently, Russia is really applying all of this.

    Unlike other areas, Russia inherited a small number of drones from the Soviet Union because most of the Tupolev drones were deployed in Ukraine. At the same time, the volume of purchases until 2014 was very low. Russia was not satisfied with the early new generation drones and until 2013 purchased only about 20 Tipchaks. And the purchase from Israel amounted to 49 units, 8 View-1 MK 150, 29 Bird Eye 400 / Zastava and 12 Searcher 2 / Outpost. All this led to the fact that, until 2014, Russia did not have a large fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Given the recent military conflicts, the high level of air defense testing and the intensified training to increase the number of drone operators, it is very likely that the unmanned projects, which procured before 2014, with the exception of Forpost, are now completely exhausted. And it is very likely that production of Forpost will not last long.

    Since 2014, the Russian Armed Forces have begun a more massive use of unmanned aerial vehicles, more in line with modern needs. Russia is moving forward with advanced local development and manufacturing, with new redundant designs, but without creating a large number of stored drones, as explained earlier.

    (Automatically translated from English. Below is the original commentary in English)

    If there is one sector where the apparition of redundant projects affect less to the right management is the unmanned technologies. The fast development and evolution of the technologies makes the development of redundant projects more acceptable in this area than in areas where the technologies are more mature.

    But even in this environement, the test stage is the tool where strong selection will be done, and only the bests projects will pass them.

    And the procurement stage will be more restrictive still. Until now, and in the following years it will not be a massive procurement of unmanned mechanical developments, because it is easy to preview that the initial projects will be soon technologically surpassed, and there is not interest in to have a procurement strongly exceeding the consum , because it would lead to the generation of important stocks of unmanned developments that will be surpassed in a few years by newer projects.

    This way for the procurement also helps to move the productions fast towards the most modern projects available.

    Apparently Russia is actually applying all of it.

    Unlike in other areas, Russia inherited low number of UAVs from the Soviet Union, because most of the Tupolev UAVs were deployed in Ukraine. At the same time, the procurement until 2014 was very low. Russia was not satisfied with the early UAVs of the new generation, and before 2013 only procured around 20 Tipchak. And the procurement from Israel was of 49 units, 8 View-1 MK 150, 29 Bird Eye 400 / Zastava and 12 Searcher 2 / Forpost. All it made that before 2014, Russia had not a big fleet of UAVs.

    Taking into account the last military conflicts, the strong level of air defense testing and the intensification of training to increase the number of UAV operators, very likely the unmanned projects which procurement finished before 2014, except the Forpost, are totally exhausted at this point. And very likely the Forpost will not continue in production much longer.

    Since 2014, the Russian Armed Forces started a more massive use of UAVs, more in line with the current needs. Russia is moving forward with advanced local designs and productions, with new redundant projects, but without creating large amounts of stored UAVs, in line with the explained previously.