The Times: Russian bombs with UMPC could turn into cruise missiles


Glide bombs, which are used by Russian troops during a special operation, significantly change the situation in a number of directions in the Northern Military District. The British newspaper The Times writes about the destructive impact of the UMPC.

Thus, the publication cites facts that behind Liman, the explosion of such ammunition created a crater with a diameter of 15 meters and deeper than any trench of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. A small house could fit into the depression formed in the ground.

Russian troops are capable of launching KAB and FAB at a distance of up to 40 km and hitting targets far beyond the line of contact in a matter of minutes. At the same time, Western air defense systems in the service of Kyiv do a poor job of intercepting such bombs. The publication points out that without American fighters, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not able to withstand such attacks and can only rely on prayers.

At the same time, Russian specialists can add a small fuel tank and a jet engine to the existing bombs. All this will further increase the range of UMPCs and turn them into a kind of cruise missiles.

It is important to note that the RF Armed Forces expanding use air bombs with UMPC. The most clearly destructive effect of these munitions was manifested during the liberation of Avdeevka, during which the Russian Aerospace Forces dropped 250 bombs on militant positions in two days.
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    1. +2
      April 1 2024 15: 03
      The words may, tomorrow, will be, this is just an assumption about the future, but not mandatory. Turn the bomb into a cruise missile, or maybe it’s easier to produce existing cruise missiles and bombs with UMPC.
      1. +3
        April 1 2024 22: 32
        They have already turned it into something like a missile launcher. The UMPB D-30SN air bomb is a good thing. Details have emerged.

        This planner the ammunition is capable of hitting targets within a radius of up to 120 km with high accuracy - the circular deviation is only about 5 meters. The bomb carries 300 kg of explosive and has a homing head, a fuel tank and a turbojet engine.

        When fired using an accelerating unit, the speed of the ammunition increases to Mach 4. Subsequently, the upper stage is detached, and using the built-in wings and solid propellant motor, the bomb glides towards the target at a speed of Mach 1,2.
        1. 0
          April 2 2024 08: 45
          The publication indicates that without American fighters, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not able to withstand such attacks

          We've been waiting a long time for F-16s to shoot down a couple of dozen of them and show the whole world what a crap and unreasonably expensive technology the United States has!
    2. +1
      April 2 2024 08: 37
      Thanks for the idea, it's really not new. And not too cheap. I'm sure the experts will figure it out.
    3. 0
      April 3 2024 13: 08
      The article is an April Fool's joke: with classic Soviet batteries, you won't be able to connect any tanks to or even engines (where does such nonsense come from in people's heads...). Even a banal accelerating block on a TT. A completely new development is needed.
    4. +1
      April 4 2024 13: 28
      Why don’t they use old rockets like Luna and others, to destroy and destroy all this wickedness, as our grandfathers did.