On July 20, Russian sources shared two videos showing recent strikes with Lancet and KUB-BLA loitering munitions on Ukrainian military targets.
The first video shows Lancet loitering munitions targeting two fortified positions of Kiev forces on one of the frontlines in the Kherson region.
The other video shows a Lancet loitering munition destroying a Ukrainian armored personnel carrier and a strike with a KUB-BLA loitering munition on a gathering of Kiev forces. Both strikes also took place on a frontline in Kherson.
Both the Lancet and the KUB-BLA were developed by the ZALA Aero Group, a s subsidiary of Russian defense giant Kalashnikov.
The latest version of the Lancet has an operational range of 40 kilometers, an endurance of up to 40 minutes, a speed of 80 to 110 kilometers per hour. The munition is equipped with an electro-optical system that allows it to detect, track and lock on its target. The loitering munition is armed with a three-kilogram warhead.
The KUB-BLA, which was designed to engage static targets only, features a simpler design without an electro-optical system. The loitering munition has an operational range of 40-60 kilometers, an endurance of 30 minutes and a speed of 80 to 130 kilometers per hour. It is also armed with a warhead weighting three kilograms.
By using loitering munitions like the Lancet and KUB-BLA, the Russian military can engage high-value targets behind the line of sight with high precision. The Russian military expanded the use of loitering munitions after the beginning of its special operation in Ukraine.
Source: South Front