Lantset: Cost Effective Solution 30 June, 2019


The Kalashnikov Group has showcased its latest reconnaissance and attack drone Lantset-3 'kamikaze' which can autonomously locate and destroy hostile targets in the air, on land and in the water for the first time at the Army 2019 defence exhibition. Only one variant of the Lantset is on display at Army 2019, the weapon system comes in two configurations.


The heavier variant designated as the Lantset-3 exhibited at Army 2019 carries a 3 kg warhead, has a 40-minute mission endurance, a maximum speed of 110 km/h, and maximum take-off weight of 12 kg, while the lighter Lantset-1 has the same top speed, but a 1 kg warhead, 30-minute mission endurance, and maximum take-off weight of 5 kg. The weapon system has already been “tested.” Unlike the earlier models, Lanstet-3 continuously transmits a video of its target engagement to confirm successful completion of its mission. This system is superior to standard types of weapons, but it costs disproportionately less.

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