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Russian military to take new rocket

13th March 2019 - 13:55 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The new S-8OFP Broneboishtik air-launched rocket with an armour-penetrating/fragmentation warhead has been reported to have completed its exhaustive state testing effort in Russia.

According to Vladimir Lepin, director general at Techmash, there are on-going negotiations for its sale of the rocket to the Russian military.

He also added that there is testing still in progress in order to specify the rocket’s best employment profiles by various air platforms.

The S-8OFP, fired from 80mm rocket packs, is mainly intended for use from close air support platforms such as the Su-25 armoured attack aircraft, in addition to Mi-8/24/35/28 and Ka-52 helicopters.


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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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