In­dia to buy 240 KAB-1500s from Rosoboronex­port

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation & Defence Inindia -

MoD has an­nounced pur­chase of 240 pre­ci­sion-guided bombs at a cost of Rs 1,254 crore from Rus­sia’s Rosoboronex­port; the smart KAB-1500 laser-guided bombs will be pro­cured for Sukhoi-Su-30MKI fight­ers and will “ad­dress the de­fi­ciency of pre­ci­sion guided mu­ni­tions in the IAF arse­nal, be­sides en­hanc­ing the of­fen­sive ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the IAF.” The bomb’s war­head weighs 1,100 kg and has fold­ing fins that al­low it to ma­noeu­vre while be­ing guided to the tar­get.

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