Abu Dhabi. February 22. INTERFAX-State tests of the KUB-UAV drone are planned to be completed this year, and its export version is being developed, said Dmitry Tarasov, General Director of the Kalashnikov Concern.
"The concern showed KYB in the UAE 2 years ago. During this time, the preliminary tests were completed, and the letter "O"was assigned. This year, it is planned to complete state tests, " he said at the IDEX defense exhibition in the UAE.
"In parallel, work is underway on the export version of the KYB-E, which is also planned to be completed this year. There is interest in the product from the Middle East countries, but it is premature to talk about negotiations before the export version of KYB appears, " he said.
Attack drones of the Kalashnikov concern have been tested during the fighting in Syria, the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, said in December 2020.
In 2019, Kalashnikov introduced the KUB-UAV and Lancet kamikaze drones developed by its subsidiary ZALA Aero. Such drones are also called "barrage ammunition" - in fact, it is a projectile that makes a long controlled flight over the battlefield and explodes after reaching the target.
The KUB-UAV is designed to engage remote ground targets. A drone with a payload of about 3 kg can fly for up to 30 minutes at a speed of 80-130 km / h, delivering a charge to the target regardless of its stealth and terrain.
The Lancet drone is available in two versions. "Lancet-1" weighing 5 kg can carry 1 kg of payload and is capable of hitting targets within a radius of up to 40 km. Its improved version, the Lancet-3, can carry 3 kg of payload with a total weight of 12 kg. According to the developer, it is " an intelligent multitasking weapon that is able to independently find a given target and hit it."