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Russian Warplane Spotted Dropping Satellite-Guided Bomb On Terrorist Position In Idlib (Photos)

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On November 26, Radio Fresh released a photo showing a Russian Su-34 warplane dropping what appears to be a satellite-guided KAB-500S-E bomb on a terrorist position in southern Idlib.

The pinpoint Russian airstrike targeted the northern outskirt of the town of Hizareen, which is a stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Russian Warplane Spotted Dropping Satellite-Guided Bomb On Terrorist Position In Idlib (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: fresh-syria.net

Russian Warplane Spotted Dropping Satellite-Guided Bomb On Terrorist Position In Idlib (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. Source: fresh-syria.net

Developed by JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), the KAB-500S-E is guided by an inertial navigation system (INS) aided by a Kompas PSN-2001 satellite receiver that can use 24 Glonass and GPS channels. The bomb’s circular error probable (CEP) is 7 to 12 meters only.

The Kab-500S-E was designed to destroy targets in harbors, industrial facilities and depots. The bomb’s 195 kg warhead uses an impact fuse with three programmable modes.

Russian Warplane Spotted Dropping Satellite-Guided Bomb On Terrorist Position In Idlib (Photos)

Russian Su-34 dropping a KAB-500S-E on a terrorist position in Syria in 2016.

Last week, a Russian Su-34 was spotted targeting a terrorist position in southern Idlib with a laser-guided KAB–1500LG bomb.

Such precision-guided munitions help minimizing the risk to civilians in the battlefield, especially in areas like Idlib, where terrorist groups are actively storing ammo and weapons in urban areas.

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