Posted 14 сентября 2022,, 08:03

Published 14 сентября 2022,, 08:03

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

The army adopted the latest missile for combat helicopters "Product 305"

The army adopted the latest missile for combat helicopters "Product 305"

14 сентября 2022, 08:03
The latest air-to-ground guided missile Izdeliye 305 with a range of about 14,500 meters has been adopted by the Russian army.

According to the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, back in 2012, the Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering in Kolomna completed tests of the Iskander-M OTRK with new types of missiles and a new control system. Two years later, the modernized Shturm-SM self-propelled ATGM was put into service, and in 2015, the Verba MANPADS, then the Kinzhal, and last year, Izdeliye 305, a light multi-purpose missile.

The missile is capable of reaching speeds of up to 230 kilometers per hour, is equipped with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighing 25 kg and an optical thermal imaging homing head. The Ka-52M and Mi-28NM helicopters are equipped with ammunition. In 2019, it was tested on a Mi-28NM helicopter in Syria.

At the end of August, it became known that Russia received the first batch of Iranian drones that could be used during a special operation on the territory of Ukraine. Iran sent at least two types of drones to Russia - Mohajer-6 and Shahed. They are suitable for strikes against military targets and firing at radar systems.