KAB-1500L

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KAB-1500L
Корректируемая авиационная бомба КАБ–1500ЛГ-Ф-Э с фугасной боевой частью - МАКС-2009 01.jpg
KAB–1500LG-F-E guided bomb - MAKS-2009
TypeGuided bomb
Place of originRussia
Service history
In serviceRussian Air Force
Used byRussian Air Force
WarsChechen wars, Syrian civil war
Production history
DesignerGNPP Region
Designed1980s
ManufacturerTactical Missiles Corporation
Produced1995
VariantsKAB-1500LG-F-E, KAB-1500LG-Pr-E, KAB-1500-LG-OD-E
Specifications
Massabout 1500 kg
Length4,280 mm (169 in)
Diameter820 mm (32 in)

Warheadhigh explosive (LG-F-E), penetrating (LG-Pr-E), fuel-air (LG-OD-E)

Wingspan0.58 m (1 ft 11 in) retracted, 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in) extended
Flight ceiling8-10 km
Guidance
system
Laser-guided
Accuracy4 to 7 m (13 to 23 ft)
Launch
platform
Sukhoi Su-30MKI/Sukhoi Su-30MKK, Sukhoi Su-34 and Sukhoi Su-35

KAB-1500L is a Russian precision guided weapon, part of KAB-1500 family, a laser guided bomb and also the current production standard for use on 4+ and 4++ generation fighter jets, like the Sukhoi Su-30MKI/Sukhoi Su-30MKK, Sukhoi Su-34 and Sukhoi Su-35. It is claimed to be the Russian equivalent to USA's Paveway II/Paveway III[1] and is designed to hit railway, ammunition depots, railway terminals, highway bridges, military and industrial facilities, ships and transport vessels. The KAB-1500LG-F-E has an impact fuze which includes 3 different delay modes for target attack and it can also be mounted on older aircraft, like the Sukhoi Su-24 and the Mikoyan MiG-27.[2]

The bomb has been used in the Russian military campaign in Chechnya.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soviet/Russian Guided Bombs". www.ausairpower.net. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  2. ^ "KAB-1500L". www.deagel.com. Retrieved 2015-10-31.

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