Kalashnikov: Manufacturer of KYB Loitering Munitions Increases Production Capacity 10 times

KYB guided loitering munitions
KYB guided loitering munitions

Concern Kalashnikov completed an advanced shipment of the KYB guided loitering munitions, by the state contract to the customer.

«The production of the KYB system is carried out jointly with the Research and Production Association Izhevsk Unmanned Systems LLC (Kalashnikov concern).

In 2024, this enterprise increased its production area 10 times, as a result of which it was possible to implement mass production of products for various purposes[1]», announced the concern.

Kalashnikov: “KYB is designed to destroy single and group armored vehicles in the enemy’s tactical depth. The line of guided loitering munitions is being improved through close cooperation with the customer: today they are being supplied with upgraded versions of the KUB UBB with increased power”.

In 2022 Kalashnikov concern announced, that the KUB-E system received export permits, which allows the product to be promoted abroad[2].

“It should be noted that this drone already has successful experience in combat use, confirmed in real conditions. Today there are practically no drones on the world market with similar weight and size parameters. The dimensions of the KYB are 1210*950*165 mm, and it can carry a payload of up to 3 kg”, the press service of the Kalashnikov Group of companies reported at the time.

KYBs can be used to strike infrastructure facilities, enemy personnel, as well as lightly armored targets. The KYB operates silently and reaches speeds of up to 130 km/h thanks to its electric propulsion system and can fly for up to 30 minutes.

The first public demonstration of the KYB took places at the international exhibition IDEX-2019 in Abu Dhabi.

KYB guided loitering munitions
KYB guided loitering munitions at ARMY 2023

In April 2024 the RIA Novosti news agency reported the use of KYB loitering munitions in the Russian special military operation in Ukraine zone[3].

[1] https://kalashnikovgroup.ru/news/kalashnikov-_peredal_partiyu_ubb_-kub-_v_ramkakh_gosoboronzakaza


[2] https://kalashnikovgroup.ru/news/bespilotnik-kamikadze_gk_-kalashnikov-_kub-e_budet_postavlyatsya_na_eksport

[3] https://ria.ru/20240402/kub-1937303714.html