The final part of the tests of the new Bulat guided missile is likely to be its use in combat zones, including in Syria, Director of the Bureau of Military-Political Analysis Alexander Mikhailov told Izvestia on August 24.
The newest guided missile “Bulat” has entered flight tests, reported earlier on Monday in the press service of the enterprise-developer “High-precision complexes”.
“Their tactical and technical characteristics are still unknown, but, probably, the missiles will be able to hit targets at a distance of at least three kilometers, and hit both lightly armored enemy vehicles and low-flying targets – drones and helicopters,” Mikhailov said.
Missiles “Bulat”, according to various sources, received additional capabilities in terms of targeting and range of destruction, the military expert noted.
At the same time, “Bulat” is much cheaper and more compact than the missiles of the anti-tank complex “Kornet”, the specialist said. Thanks to this, military products have great export prospects.
In general, the small-sized guided missiles “Bulat” will further enhance the firepower of the anti-tank missiles of the “Kornet” complex and will occupy the firing niche between the anti-tank guided missile and the gun of the combat vehicle, concluded the director of the Bureau of Military-Political Analysis.
Earlier, on July 22, it became known about the beginning of flight tests of the newest transport and combat helicopter Mi-8AMTSh-VN. The end of the first phase of testing is scheduled for November 2020.
“High-precision complexes” is an organization of the military-industrial complex specializing in high-precision systems and weapon complexes, which implements the full cycle of creating weapons and military equipment – from the formation of an idea to the sale of finished products. It was founded in 2009 and is part of the Rostec state corporation.