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Russia Deploys New UPAB-1500B Smart Bomb on Ukraine

Russia Deploys New UPAB-1500B Smart Bomb on Ukraine

It is suspected that the Russian Air Force, for the first time, has used the newest guided bomb known as UPAB-1500B (K029B), weighing 1,500 kg. The first use of this type of gliding bomb was recorded a few weeks ago against an object in the Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine.According to Ukraine-based Defense Express, one wreckage was remnants of markings corresponding to UPAB-1500B. Regarding the existence of this smart bomb, Russia, for the first time, exhibited an export variant of the UPAB-1500B codenamed К029BЕ at the MAKS 2019 exhibition.The UPAB-1500B is equipped with an inertial navigation system and satellite guidance, with a warhead weighing 1 010 kg. The bomb is designed to hit highly protected static targets up to 40 km. The bombs were dropped from aircraft with a minimum altitude of 14 km with a circular error possible (CEP) of up to 10 meters. With a long distance to release the bomb, the plane will be safe from the range of the opponent"s air defence missile system.Russia Deploys New UPAB-1500B Smart Bomb on Ukraine

It is used against bunkers or fortifications with protective concrete structures.The bomb, designed and manufactured by the Tactical Missiles Corporation, can be carried by Su-24, Su-30, Su-34 and Su-35 fighter/attack jets, including the MiG-35.

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