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MAKS 2019: KTRV nears completion of development of KAB-250LG-E guided bomb

02 September 2019
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Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) subsidiary GNPP Region is completing the development of the first Russian 250 kg guided bomb unit, KAB-250LG-E, the company's director, General Igor Krylov told Jane's at the MAKS 2019 aerospace show held in Zhukovskiy near Moscow from 27 August to 1 September.

"KAB-250 trials are nearing completion, with some final tests remaining. Development of this air-launched munition is completed, and industry is preparing serial production to begin in 2020," he said. The KAB-250LG-E with a laser seeker will be the first KAB-250 family weapon to enter production, according to Krylov.

The KAB-250LG-E is 3.2 m long, weighs 256 kg, and carries a 165 kg high-explosive fragmentation warhead linked to a contact fuse with three time delay modes. It can be dropped by a fixed-wing aircraft flying at an altitude of 1-10 km at a speed between 200 and 350 m/s. The manufacturer claims that the KAB-250LG-E has a circular error probable of 5 m.

KTRV subsidiary GNPP Region displayed the KAB-250LG-E guided bomb unit at MAKS 2019. (Dmitry Fediushko)KTRV subsidiary GNPP Region displayed the KAB-250LG-E guided bomb unit at MAKS 2019. (Dmitry Fediushko)

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