Naval Weapons

Rostec develops new anti-submarine weapon

09 July 2017

Russian state corporation Rostec unveiled an export version of the Techmash-designed Zagon-2 guided anti-submarine weapon, designated the Zagon-2E, at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), which took place in St Petersburg from 28 June to 2 July.

The Zagon-2/2E is an air-launched anti-submarine depth charge that can be used to target submarines on the sea surface, at periscope depth, or at underwater cruising depths down to 600 m. Released from a fixed-wing platform such as an Il-38 and Tu-142M or from a naval helicopter such as the Ka-27, the weapon descends on a parachute. Once it hits the water surface, the parachute is jettisoned and the Zagon-2/2E's sonar system is activated, which guides the weapon toward the target using a motion control system featuring external guide planes.

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