The Russian military has taken out a pontoon bridge of Kiev forces in the Kherson region with an advanced Lightweight Multifunction Missile (LMUR), also known as the Izdeliye 305.
On August 1, Russian sources shared footage of the precision missile strike on the pontoon brigade, which Kiev forces used in a recent failed attempt to cross the Inhulets River near the settlement of Velyke Artakove.
The LMUR was developed by the Kolomna Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (KBM). The missile is equipped with an inertial navigation system, an optical thermal imaging homing seeker and a two-way secured data-link. The maximum range of the missile is said to be 25 by some sources and up to 100 kilometers according to others. It is armed with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighing 25 kilograms.
The LMUR was especially developed for the upgraded Mi-28NM and Ka-52M attack helicopters. Each helicopter can reportedly carry up to eight missiles of this type.
Since the beginning of the Russian special missile operation in Ukraine, we have seen the LMUR engaging static targets only, like infantry positions, command centers and weapons depots. However, the missile can also engage moving and maneuvering ground targets with similar high precision.
The production of the LMUR began only last year and the number of upgraded helicopters that can launch the missile remains low. Despite this, the Russia military is expanding the use of the missile, which will likely become the main armament for Russian attack helicopters in the very near future.