Russian warplanes based near the Syrian city of Latakia have reportedly used heavy laser-guided bombs to attack Islamic State positions.
Russian Su-34 frontline bombers stationed at the Hmaimim air base near the Syrian port of Latakia have used KAB-1500 guided bombs to destroy Islamic State targets, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Aerospace Forces spokesman Igor Klimov as saying.Accompanied by Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets, the Su-34 planes dropped the 1,500 kg bombs on Islamic State targets in parts of eastern Syria controlled by the jihadist group. The Russian acronym KAB stands for “adjustable aircraft bomb” in English.
“The KAB-1500 guided bomb is known for its high accuracy. It is equipped with a laser seeker which helps to direct the bomb,” Klimov said.
The KAB-1500L-F version is equipped a 1,180-kg blast warhead for surface targets, such as military and industrial facilities.
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