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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Russia’s Newest Grom Smart Bombs Unveiled at MAKS 2015

Su-24 FencerGrom, a next-generation high-precision bomb was unveiled at MAKS-2015 International Air Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Tactical Missile Corporation, which developed the new piece of deadly equipment, presented an export version of the bomb.

The Grom (Russian "Thunder") family comprises of two versions of the bomb – the Grom-1 and the Grom-2. The Grom-1 is in fact a guided cruise missile equipped with an engine, inertial and satellite guidance systems.

Equipped with a cutting-edge guidance system, the Grom-2 is a high-precision bomb. With no engine, it has an increased, 130-kilogram payload. After the bomb is dropped it flies until it reaches the target. It has a maximum range of 280 kilometers.

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