Kalashnikov’s Kamikaze Drone Gets Export Permits

Kalashnikov concern has obtained the permits for the export of the KYB-UAV kamikaze drone, said the concerns press service on Tuesday. By getting these export permits, the concern can now promote the UAV system abroad.

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“The Kalashnikov Concern, together with JSC Rosoboronexport, is ready to start promoting the KYB UAV internationally, including during intergovernmental commissions and international exhibitions. It should be noted that this drone already has a successful experience of combat use, confirmed in real conditions,” the press service of the Kalashnikov Concern stated.

The KYB-E kamikaze drone was developed by ZALA Aero (part of the Kalashnikov Concern). In November 2021 it successfully passed state tests.  Serial deliveries to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are planned for 2022.

In its statement, Kalashnikov stressed that “today, there are practically no drones with similar weight and size indicators on the world market." The dimensions of the KYB are 1210*950*165 mm, with a payload up to 3 kg.

KYB kamikaze drones can be used to target infrastructure facilities, enemy manpower, as well as lightly armored targets. The KYB UAV operates silently and can reach a speed up to 130 km/h thanks to the electric engine and endurance up to 30 minutes.

Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA AERO GROUP introduced the KYB-UAV smart weapon system at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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