|Place of origin||Russia|
|In service||Russian Air Force|
|Length||4,280 mm (169 in)|
|Diameter||820 mm (32 in)|
|Filling||high explosive (L-GF-E)|
KAB-1500L is a Russian precision guided weapon, a laser guided bomb and also the current production standard for use on 4+ and 4++ generation fighter jets, like the Sukhoi Su-30MKI/Sukhoi Su-30MKK/Sukhoi Su-30MK and Sukhoi Su-35. It is claimed to be the Russian equivalent to USA's Paveway II/Paveway III and is designed to hit railway, ammunition depots, railway terminals, highway bridges, military and industrial facilities, ships and transport vessels. The KAAB-1500LG-F-E has an impact fuse which includes 3 different delay modes for target attack and it can also be mounted on older aircraft, like the Sukhoi Su-24 and the Mikoyan MiG-27.
The bomb has been used in the Russian military campaign in Chechnya.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Soviet/Russian Guided Bombs". http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Rus-GBU.html. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
- "KAB-1500L". http://www.deagel.com/Bombs-and-Guidance-Kits/KAB-1500L_a001035003.aspx. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
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