The prototype rocket “Monolith” should be ready in the next two to three years, said at the exhibition MILEX-2019, RIA Novosti Deputy General Director of concern “tekhmash” (included in “rostec”) Alexander Kochkin.
“To fully disclose information on the rocket “the Monolith” will not. This aircraft guided missile of new generation, which will refer to the class of precision weapons. Today there is agreement with the customer all the options,” said the Manager.
The Deputy Director added that the creation of weapons at the expense of own funds of the group, but his tests are planned already “existing contract,” because such actions “necessary aviation equipment that we have.”
In February the General Director “Tehmash” Mr Lepine said that state tests of the aircraft missiles “anti-tank” (8ОФП).
In October 2018, he in an interview to “the Star” said that the missile “Monolith” is a further development of “anti-tank”, from which it differs, in particular, the caliber and range of application.
In June of that year, firing missiles “anti-tank” shown in the video.
“Anti-tank” can explode in front of the barrier when hitting the barrier, to break through the barrier and explode behind a barrier. -8ОФП should expand the family of unguided rockets C-8 caliber 80 mm. The rocket needs to obtain su-25 and helicopters Mi-8.
9th international exhibition of arms and military equipment MILEX 2019 runs from 15 to 18 may in Minsk (Belarus).
Video, photo All from Russia.