On February 24, 2019, the state-owned Russia-24 network aired a report about a new “kamikaze-UAV” called KUB that was developed by Kalashnikov Concern and which has been successfully tested and is ready for service. The drone, which is designed for use against surface targets, blows itself up upon approaching its target. It launches and flies stealthily and can fly for up to 30 minutes at 50-80 miles per hour. The drone can carry a 6.5 lb payload and a half-scale model of it was unveiled at the International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
Anchor: Russia has developed and successfully tested a kamikaze-UAV called KUB. The drone is ready for service. The drone, produced by Kalashnikov Concern, is a munition that blows itself up upon approaching a remote, surface target. The advantages of the system are a stealthy launch, a high-precision of the shot, silent flight, and ease of operation. The development was presented at the International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi in the form of a half-scale model. The KUB is able to travel at a speed of 50 to 80 miles per hour and carry about 6.5 pounds of payload. The autonomous flight lasts up to 30 minutes.