The Russian KUB-E guided munition has been approved for export. According to the Kalashnikov Group’s press-service, the manufacturer and the Rosoboronexport national defence trader intend to promote the system at international exhibitions and through presentations for the export market. According to Kalashnikov, the weapon has already been successfully tested in real combat environments.KUB (pictured) made its international debut at the Russian national pavilion during IDEX-2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. What distinguishes the export version called KUB-E from the version to enter service with the Russian armed forces has not been disclosed.
The KUB loitering ammunition was developed by Zala Aero (Kalashnikov subsidiary) and passed state tests in November 2021. The system’s delivery to the Russian Armed Forces isscheduled for later this year. KUBs can be used to engage infrastructure facilities and individual soldiers as well as lightly armoured targets. KUB has a top speed of 130 km/h and can spend up to 30 minutes in flight.