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Russia’s Kalashnikov Unveiled New Light Laser-Guided Rocket (Photos)

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Russia’s Kalashnikov Unveiled New Light Laser-Guided Rocket (Photos)

An S-8L guided rocket, source: /t.me/kalashmedia

On the sideline of the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021 that opened its doors on August 22, Russia’s defense giant JSC Kalashnikov Concern unveiled a laser-guided version of the S-8 air-to-ground rocket.

The light guided rocket, dubbed S-8L, was designed to engage single and group ground targets, both stationary and moving from a fairly long range.

“The S-8L guided rocket with semi-active homing head can be used by various carriers, including all types of helicopters or aircraft, as well as UAVs,” said Andrey Semenov, First Deputy of the Kalashnikov Concern.

The S-8L was equipped with a semi-active laser homing seeker and a high-explosive fragmentation warhead. The rocket has a range of up to 6 kilometers.

“Today, our group of companies is working together with the Strela Research and Production Enterprise to adapt the new S-8L guided rocket with a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle,” Semenov told reporters.

A prototype of an unmanned combat helicopter equipped with an optical targeting system and armed with three S-8L was showcased at Army-2021.

The S-8L can be fired from existing B8V20 or B8M1 rocket launchers which means its integration on Russian warplanes will be easy. The light guided rocket will be especially useful in counter-insurgency operations as it can effectively defeat lightly-armoured targets.

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Corrupt Ukrop SHITHOLE

Time to test them in Syria.
Hmm nothing is better than the fresh scent of roasted CIAisis and wahabimossad trolls in the morning…

Icarus Tanović

Definitely with you. It is time to try them in Syria.
Alright, sir!
Let’s make some scraps from hiluxes.

GoGo

Definitely not your grandfathers’ Katyushas!

Donald Moore

But I still love the sound of the old Katyushas, not at me!

Dave

à propos laser… maybe SF could do a piece on the status quo of energy weapons at some point?

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