NPO Splav Working on the New Missile


JSC NPO Splav (a part of NPK Techmash) has presented the S-8OFP 80-mm air-launched missile with a high-explosive penetrating warhead, thus introducing a new generation of unguided air-launched weapons for aircrafts and helicopters of the front-line and combat aviation.

The S-8OFP missile is launched from the standard modules of B8M-1 and B8V20-A pods.
The development of a basic backbone unguided air-launched missile of the NARV S-8 system gives the opportunity to create a number of high-performance air-delivered munitions, including small smart and guided missiles. The missile is equipped with a high explosive penetrating projectile. The engagement range is up to 6 km. The missile length varies from 1,4 to 1,5 m, with its weight not exceeding 17 kg. The warhead weight is 9-9.5 kg.

The unguided air-launched missiles are considered to be a highly effective and versatile device to engage the ground targets from delivery aircrafts. According to the statement posted on the Rostec website, they are the most popular air-delivered munitions due to their high reliability, ease of use, relatively low price and minimum costs required to hit the set targets.


Posted on February 19, 2013, in Defence Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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