By TASS Russian news agency
It will be the first Russian-made drone of the type, Company Chief for Special Projects Nikita Khamitov said at the Army 2021 forum.
“Anticipating the customer’s requirements, we have started to work on the naval version of the KUB-UAV on our own initiative. It will be carried by high-speed landing boats and special ships, which will considerably enhance their combat capabilities.”Nikita Khamitov, ZALA Aero Company’s Chief for special project.
The UAV is being developed by a subsidiary of the ZALA Aero Company. The drone will have a speed of 80-130 km/h (50-81 mph). It will be able to operate for 30 minutes and have a payload of 3 kg. It will have a length of 1,21m, a width of 0,95 m and a height of 0,165 m.
After the launch, the drone can loiter in the air to detect a target and then attack it from the upper hemisphere, being able to perform a diving pass along the vertical trajectory. This allows it to attack tanks in the field from the upper hemisphere, piercing the turret that has minimal armor protection in the upper part. Ordinary air defense systems face difficulties in countering the company’s advanced drone.
Naval News comments
The KUB updated version has an increased range of application, as well as the ability to perform missions as part of a guided swarm.