The KAB-500S high explosive bombs, equipped with a satellite-based guidance system, have been tested by the Russian Aerospace Forces in real combat conditions in Syria.
In 2015-2016, the Russian Aerospace Forces for the first time used the newest regulated ammunitions, the KAB-500S high explosive bombs, equipped with a satellite-based guidance system in real combat conditions in Syria.
These precision-guided ammunitions that are used on the principle of ‘throw off-and-forget,’ are able to hit various targets at any time of day and in any weather, ensuring a high precision of hitting a target. During airstrike operations, such bombs destroyed important targets, such as buildings, where leaders of various terrorist groups met.
In Syria the KAB-500S high explosive bombs were usually carried by the Su-34 strike fighters, although the Su-24M, the Su-30SM, the Su-35 and the MiG-35 are also capable to use these bombs, which can be used both at high altitudes, and at a height just of 550 meters.
During the combat use, the target accuracy exceeded characteristics, which were previously declared. So, according to representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry, the maximum swerve from the aiming point was no more than five meters.
Reportedly, the KAB-250C newest air bomb, created for the Russian fifth generation fighter jet, was also used in Syria. As experts noted, the latest technologies have been used in the bomb, and, thus, even greater precision characteristics have been reached.