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The KAB-500L is a laser-guided bomb developed by the Soviet Air Force. It remains in service with the CIS and post-Soviet Russian Air Force.

The KAB-500L is analogous to the U.S. Paveway series: it is a standard FAB-500 general-purpose bomb, which has a nominal weight of 500 kg (1,102 lb), fitted with a semi-active laser seeker and guidance fins, turning it into a guided, unpowered glide bomb.

The KAB-500L is 3.05 m (10 ft) long and weighs 525 kg (1,155 lb). Its warhead makes up 450 kg (990 lb) of the total weight, of which roughly 50% is blast-effect high explosive. Russian sources credit it with a CEP of 7 meters (23 ft).

It is also deployed by the Indian Air Force. The primary launch platform is Su-30MKI.


The Chinese LT-2 LGB bears many similarities to the Russian KAB-500L. It is probable that the LT-2 incorporated some technologies reverse-engineered from the KAB-500L.[1] However, at the 7th Zhuhai Airshow held at in November, 2008, the developer of the LT series revealed that LT series precision guided bombs are actually based on the American Paveway design.


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