RF Armed Forces use KAB-20 ammunition and Forpost-RU drones in the NMD zone


Photos have appeared on the Web with KAB-20 adjustable bombs, which are used by the RF Armed Forces in the NVO zone against the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is a small-sized ammunition weighing 21 kg, equipped with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighing 7 kg and designed to destroy manpower and lightly armored equipment the adversary.


In the pictures, ammunition is suspended from reconnaissance and strike UAVs in the Forpost-RU version, which were recently adopted by the Russian Armed Forces.

RF Armed Forces use KAB-20 ammunition and Forpost-RU drones in the NMD zone

The first public display of Forpost-RU took place as part of the Army-2021 forum. After that, the drone was tested, including during a special operation. At the same time, the history of the Forpost family of drones has been going on since 2009, when Russia acquired a certain number, and then acquired a license to manufacture the Israeli IAI Searcher II UAV.

As for the mentioned ammunition, the Russian Ministry of Defense highlighted it on its calendar for 2021, when it also decided to officially show the Orion strike drone for the first time.


In the fall of 2021, the Russian military department showed testing of the KAB-20 from a drone of the Forpost family.


Such ammunition and drones are now in short supply. They are very much needed by the Russian army, and in large quantities. But the fact that photos with them began to appear is already encouraging.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 24 January 2023 21: 22
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    At the same time, the history of the Forpost family of drones has been going on since 2009, when Russia acquired a certain number, and then acquired a license to manufacture the Israeli IAI Searcher II UAV.

    The license was bought and there was no mass production for 13 years, they sawed money, they didn’t seem to be going to make it. Where were the officials from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the curators of these weapons, because today the Outpost is already outdated, low payload and other weak characteristics. Many millions of dollars of money have been spent and sawn apart, there are no culprits, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation reports: all tasks for the past year have been successfully completed. It remains to be asked what tasks have been successfully completed, perhaps under the tasks of the failures of the introduction of new weapons, including the T-14, Coalition, Outpost, etc. For such crimes, today heavily irrigated with blood, they must answer, but such a system has not changed for decades.
    1. Saffron Offline Saffron
      Saffron (Igor) 25 January 2023 07: 30
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      And more specifically, how many million dollars have been cut? And only you know
      1. Oleg Orkovich Offline Oleg Orkovich
        Oleg Orkovich (Oleg Ivanov) 25 January 2023 22: 28
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        Do you see the big positive results of the RF Ministry of Defense?
        Do not enlighten us orphans?
    2. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) Yesterday, 09: 06
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      Vladimir so go and ask what are you asking here? Who will answer you? Or take it and change the system, or just talk the language for decades?
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 25 January 2023 08: 14
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    What is an ammunition with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighing 7 kg?
    Nothing.
    Ukraine has earned ammunition with a warhead 7 tons !
    And not alone.....
  3. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 26 January 2023 23: 46
    +1
    Adjustable KAB-20, which means it must be dropped over the heads of enemies, substituting the UAV under their air defense. She doesn't seem to be able to plan.
  4. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
    Adm Hts (AdmHts) Yesterday, 01: 37
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    since it’s up to the authors to search and talk about the subject of the article, I’ll post something from “myself” ...
    True, I have not seen data on the "planning" range to the target and the drop height ...