Tag: Russian Aerospace Forces

Soviet or Russian PTAB-1M submunitions documented in Ukraine (2022)

N.R. Jenzen-Jones & Charlie Randall Editor’s Note: This article is based primarily on a 2016 ARES article documenting the use of the PTAB-1M submunition in Syria. A video posted on Facebook by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (DSNS), Odessa Region, shows PTAB-1M (ПТАБ-1М; ‘Protivo Tankovaya Avia Bomba’, or ‘anti-tank aviation bomb’) submunitions have been

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SPBE submunitions employed in Syria

N.R. Jenzen-Jones with Yuri Lyamin Footage uploaded to video sharing platforms in the past few days shows the functioning of submunitions consistent with cargo (cluster) munitions delivered by a Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) series attack aircraft. Photographs of SPBE series submunitions were posted to Twitter and Facebook earlier today, as well as the YouTube video

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Russian forces deploy KAB-500S PGM in Syria

N.R. Jenzen-Jones with Yuri Lyamin Update 151011: The Russian Ministry of Defence has recently uploaded a video to their YouTube channel, showing a Sukhoi Su-34 employing a KAB-500S PGM over Syria. Update 151006: A recent image from Pravda shows Russian technicians with a Su-34 carrying the KAB-500S PGM. Markings present on the munition indicate that

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