Russian manufacturer Kalashnikov unveiled a new small loitering munition during the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The KUB BLA drone is designed with an 3-kg (7-lb.) explosive payload, allowing the aircraft to scout for targets and then attack them. The KUB BLA follows the design philosophy and general dimensions of the AeroVironment Switchblade, which is deployed by the U.S. military. The 2.8-m wingspan KUB BLA is launched by a large slingshot device, Kalashnikov said. The UAV navigates ...


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