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Russia unveils Kalashnikov’s new kamikaze DRONE

Kalashnikov’s kamikaze drone: Russia unveils unmanned weapon capable of carrying a 6.6lb bomb at up to 80mph and ‘bypassing air defence systems’

  • The KYB (Cube) drone showcased for first time at IBEX arms exhibition in Dubai
  • Drone from Kalashnikov can ‘bypass air defence and deliver 6.6lbs of explosives’
  • Clip shows unmanned military flying machine exploding as it reaches its target

Russia has unveiled its new and deadly kamikaze drone after it ‘successfully completed’ trials.

The latest precision weapon from arms giant Kalashnikov ‘delivers explosives to any terrain, bypassing systems of air defence’, officials claim.

The KYB (Cube) drone – with a maximum flying time of just 30 minutes – was showcased for the first time at the international IBEX arms exhibition in Dubai.

A video shows the unmanned military flying machine exploding as it reaches its target.

Russia has unveiled its new and deadly kamikaze drone after it 'successfully completed' trials

Russia has unveiled its new and deadly kamikaze drone after it ‘successfully completed’ trials

The latest precision weapon from arms giant Kalashnikov it 'delivers explosives to any terrain, bypassing systems of air defence'

The latest precision weapon from arms giant Kalashnikov it ‘delivers explosives to any terrain, bypassing systems of air defence’

A video shows the unmanned military flying machine exploding as it reaches its target

A video shows the unmanned military flying machine exploding as it reaches its target

The Russian drone flies at speeds of between 50 and 80 mph and can carry a payload of explosives up to 6.6lbs, say its manufacturers

The Russian drone flies at speeds of between 50 and 80 mph and can carry a payload of explosives up to 6.6lbs, say its manufacturers

The Russian drone flies at speeds of between 50 and 80 mph and can carry a payload of explosives up to 6.6lbs, say its manufacturers.

‘This is an extremely precise and very effective weapon, incredibly hard to fight by traditional air defence systems,’ said Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec, a Russian state giant in charge of development strategic arms companies.

‘The explosive can be delivered to target regardless of how well hidden it is.’

It operates ‘regardless of hidden terrains, at both high and low altitude’, he said.

It operates 'regardless of hidden terrains, at both high and low altitude', officials have claimed

It operates ‘regardless of hidden terrains, at both high and low altitude’, officials have claimed

The drone was developed by ZALA Aero, a daughter company of Kalashnikov Concern, the main arms company

The drone was developed by ZALA Aero, a daughter company of Kalashnikov Concern, the main arms company

The drone was developed by ZALA Aero, a daughter company of Kalashnikov Concern, the main arms company.

Russia also boasted that it has begun supplying Kalashnikov AK103 third generation assault rifles to Saudi Arabia under a contract signed between the two countries in 2017.

The two countries are also poised to agree the joint production of the AK103 in Saudi Arabia. 

 

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