Russian Aerospace Forces will get new-generation air bombs

Thursday, 11 August, 2016 - 11:15

New-generation air bombs equipped with proximity fuzes will soon be handed to the Russian Aerospace Forces, the TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing CEO of Tecmash engineering group Sergei Rusakov.

The new fuze has been developed by Tecmash’s Electronic Instruments R&D Institute in Novosibirsk. According to Rusakov, the tests of the bomb have passed successfully.

“Now the institute is preparing for the launch of the product into serial production. I believe new-generation air bombs will enter service with the Russian Army already in the imminent future,” the Tecmash CEO said.

According to the Tecmash press office, the new fuze considerably excels contact bombs that are currently using by the Russian Aerospace Forces.

“During an explosion with a contact fuze, the larger part of the blast energy is spent on creating a crater and destroying the soil, which reduces the radius of inflicting damage on the enemy and thus produces lower effect of using the munition,” the press office said.

Syria could become a great training ground to test new bombs in real conditions and demonstrate its capabilities to potential customers.