A crew of specialists from Ukraine’s Artem and the State Analysis Institute of Chemical Merchandise have efficiently examined the air-fuelled explosive warhead. The warhead is ‘fitted with a thermobaric combination that has a detrimental oxygen stability’. Throughout combustion, the temperature of the rocket can exceed 1,500°C. The corporate reported that the warhead has a blast zone with a 4m to 5m radius. Moreover, a pointy stress drop happens throughout the warhead’s combustion. The shock wave produced by the rocket is efficient in opposition to each indoor and outside targets. The check outcomes proved that the warhead is appropriate for each unguided weapons and guided rockets.

The RS-80 unguided air-fuelled warhead is an upgraded model of the S-8KOM unguided rocket. The RS-80 is designed to destroy hostile armoured, flippantly armoured, and non-armoured fight tools and enemy manpower. Along with the primary thermobaric cost, the warhead additionally contains a shock core. This enables the warhead to destroy flippantly armoured autos (LAVs), partitions and shelters, as much as 40mm of homogeneous armour, and as much as 200mm of bolstered concrete. Additionally it is able to penetrating as much as 500mm of brick. The RS-80 unguided rocket is provided with a platter cost and was put via the primary levels of prototype testing.


Artem Efficiently Assessments RS-80 Air-fuelled Warhead Unguided Plane Rocket Prototype

Because of the rise of warhead weight from 3.6 to 4.6 kg, the rocket can penetrate 400 mm of armor on the launch vary of 1.2 – 4 km. So as to broaden the boundaries of efficient use and unification of modifications with Artem foresees the tools of RS-80 with varied fight parts and detonators. The tools of this rocket with beam and HE-fragmentation warhead with a programmed fuze offers the chance to explode the rocket whereas within the air, a number of meters away from the goal. This modification was developed for combating UAVs, as a part of the surface-to-air rocket system. The destruction vary of air targets – as much as 4 km, floor targets – as much as 7 km.

Artem Nationwide Joint Inventory Holding Firm is a state-owned, joint-stock holding firm of the Ukranian defence business agency Ukroboronprom (UOP). ARTEM Firm is the main enterprise of the plane business of Ukraine and the previous USSR nations within the manufacturing of air-to-air guided rockets that are within the armory of fighters like MiG-29, MiG-35, Su-27, Su-30, Su-32, Su-33, Su-34, Su-35 and their modifications in addition to aeronautical items, gadgets and tools for airplanes and helicopters manufactured by CIS nations. ARTEM Firm manufactures and exports: R-27 and R-27E collection medium- and extended-range air-to-air guided rockets of various modifications;
unguided plane rocket RS-80 with shaped-charge fragmentation warhead; antitank guided rockets of varied caliber (100mm, 120mm and 125mm) and system GURT and GURT-M — floor computerized check tools designed for on-site preparation and upkeep of air-launched guided weapons in area circumstances or stationary bases.

Artem Successfully Tests RS-80 Air-fuelled Warhead Unguided Aircraft Rocket Prototype
Artem Efficiently Assessments RS-80 Air-fuelled Warhead Unguided Plane Rocket Prototype