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Russia jumps on the MUM-T bandwagon

25th September 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan


One of the most interesting developments from the Army 2020 exhibition last month was the unveiling by Kronstadt Group of the Grom UCAV as Russia’s answer to Western manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) programmes.

Grom (pictured) is designed to operate under the control of manned aircraft, specifically Su-35 fourth-generation and Su-57 fifth-generation fighters. Several of these UAVs, capable of flying at speeds of up to 1000km/h (with a cruising speed of 800km/h) and carrying up to 2t of bombs and missiles, would undertake the traditionally risky role of suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD), plus engagement of ground and surface targets in

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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