On June 25, Russian sources shared a video showing a strike by a Ka-52 attack helicopter on a position where Ukrainian troops were holding out.
The attack helicopter targeted the position with the LMUR [Lightweight Multifunction Missile], also known as the Izdeliye 305. The missile scored a direct hit on the position, impacting the front door with high precision.
The LMUR, which was unveiled last year, was developed by the Kolomna Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (KBM), a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation. The missile is equipped with an inertial navigation system, an optical thermal imaging homing seeker and a two-way secured data link.
While officially the missile has a range of 25 kilometers, some sources listed the range of the missile as long as 100 kilometers. Despite its fairly long range, the missile weights 105 kg only. It carries a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighing 25 kg.
The LMUR was developed for the Mi-28NM attack helicopter. However, it was integrated into the upgraded Ka-52M recently.
Russian attack helicopters have been reportedly using the advanced missile to target the positions and equipment of Kiev forces since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine.
The LMUR provides Russian attack helicopters with the ability to strike moving and static military targets from a stand-off range with high precision. The missile has definitely proven itself in combat.
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