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Russian troops use latest Grom-1 precision missiles in February 2 attack on Kherson city center – media

4 February, 2024 Sunday
21:34

On February 2, Russia used the latest high-precision air-to-ground Grom-1 missiles to attack a residential area in Kherson

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Militarnyi reported the information.

The missile was identified using a photo with its remains published on X due to the feature of curved tail rudders.

The outlet noted that the Grom-1 high-precision aircraft missiles were adopted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2013.

This is not the first time this type of missile has been used since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

On March 12, 2023, Russia's first attempt to launch a Grom-1 missile failed. Due to technical issues, the missile landed in the private sector of temporarily occupied Donetsk.

However, this time, Russian forces employed this type of missile in the Kherson direction. Previously, remnants of these missiles were discovered only in Donetsk and the Kharkiv region.

The Grom-1 aircraft missile was initially developed for deployment with the new Su-57 fighter jets but has also been adapted for use with the weapon systems of Su-34, Su-35, and Su-30 aircraft.

It weighs 594 kg and can cover a distance of up to 120 km.The missile is equipped with inertial and satellite guidance systems, which allows it to be used against stationary fixed targets using previously downloaded coordinates.

The missile is equipped with a rocket engine. The warhead is high-explosive, weighing 315 kg.

  • On the afternoon of February 2, the occupying Russian army shelled Kherson, Beryslav, and Inhulets. Six civilians were injured, and high-rise buildings in Kherson were damaged.
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