GarryB Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:28 am
In a sense the LMUR can be considered a replacement AS-10/Kh-25ML, a 10km range laser homing missile with a 90kg warhead and ability to hit point targets to 10-12km or so...
So a 25kg warhead for a weapon that weighs the same as an R-73 AAM delivered 15km to target.
In comparison the Kh-25ML is about 320kgs and has a 90 kg warhead to about 10km range.
With two LMUR per weapon pylon that means 50kgs of warhead for 200kg of missile weight and precision guidance that allows the missile to fly into enemy held territory and be guided towards hidden targets... sounds like a good improvement.
I would expect later models have longer range... on the Combat Approved TV show about the latest model Havoc they had this missile all blurred and described it as being the this weapon and didn't they say its range was about 25km?