Air Platforms

Army 2019: Kalashnikov shows ‘kamikaze’ UAS for first time

27 June 2019

Kalashnikov's Zala Aero Group showed its Lantset ‘kamikaze’ UAS for the first time at Army 2019. Source: IHS Markit/Miko Vranic

The Zala Aero Group, part of the Kalashnikov Concern, showed its Lantset (Lance) 'kamikaze' unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the first time at the Army 2019 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka, close to Moscow, on 25-30 June.

Only one variant of the Lantset is on display at Army 2019, but Kalashnikov told Jane's that the weapon system comes in two configurations.

The heavier variant designated as the Lantset-3 exhibited at Army 2019 carries a 3 kg warhead, has a 40-minute mission endurance, a maximum speed of 110 km/h, and maximum take-off weight of 12 kg, while the lighter Lantset-1 has the same top speed, but a 1 kg warhead, 30-minute mission endurance, and maximum take-off weight of 5 kg.

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