During Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s visit to the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), the Russian defense industry publicly showcased a 1500-kg aviation bomb equipped with the UMPK, or Unifitsirovannyi Modul Planirovaniya i Korrektsii, meaning unified gliding and correction module.
The Russians have equipped their high-explosive aviation bomb, FAB-1500M54, weighing 1500 kg, with the UMPK, transforming it into a guided and intelligent weapon with a range of up to 70 km. This capability allows its use beyond the reach of most Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile systems.
The FAB-1500M54 bomb carries 675 kg of explosive material, creating craters of 20-25 meters in diameter and 6 meters in depth upon detonation.
This formidable weapon is designed to eliminate well-fortified enemy positions and concentrations of military hardware.
The upgraded bomb, FAB-1500M54, features a streamlined nose cone for improved aerodynamics and wing assemblies that enable precision targeting from a significant distance.
The UMPK includes a satellite and inertial navigation system, sophisticated wings, and a digital control system.
The Su-34, a frontline bomber, serves as the carrier for the FAB-1500 with UMPK. These bombs can be mounted on internal pylons as well as on the central fuselage. Photos circulating on the internet already showcase one of the Su-34 aircraft with the enhanced FAB-1500 bomb.