The company SPE Ukrjet, a part of Ukroboronprom, promotes its UJ-32 LASTIVKA loitering munition, at the occasion of UMEX 2022, Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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Artist rendering of UJ-32 Lastivka (Picture source: Ukroboronprom)
UJ-32 LASTIVKA is a loitering munition that is able to fly at any time of day or year in visual and adverse weather conditions in electronic countermeasures situations (taking into account the technique of operation). It is designed for immobile ground and waterborne target strikes.
The UJ-32 can change or abort the flight task during the mission and it can use in the «flock» mode with the strikes against one target by several loitering munitions or their redirection to different targets.
The loitering munition has a target hit accuracy of no more than +/- 2,5m, a low noise level during the launch and flight and does not leave visual and IR (infrared) wakes. It has a short assemble/disassemble time and it is able to switch the warhead with an onboard camera for supplemental reconnaissance.
UJ-32 LASTIVKA can reach 60 to 180 km/h. The flight duration is 20 minutes and the maximum autonomous flight distance is 40 km. It can RPG-7 ammunition usage as a warhead in a standard configuration but is adaptable for other types of ammunition engagement as a warhead.