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In fairness to H Khan, he was losing his mind about the MILGEM news for some reason. However, even he was behind the idea of not just working with Turkey, but emulating their defence industry model. In fact, the guy openly called the armed forces out for their poor marketing assets at one of the early IDEAS. So, to his credit, he was on the ball with this stuff from the start.
Whatever happened to H Khan.
 

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With Anti Runway bombs.

The Hafr RPB has been indigenously developed and is produced by the Air Weapons Complex.

Similar in operation to the Matra Durandal, which creates two separate explosions which displace the concrete slabs of a runway, thus making it much more difficult to repair than normal anti runway weapons. The munition falls onto a runway via parachute after release.

When the bomb has reached a certain angle due to the parachute’s drag, it fires a rocket booster that accelerates it into the runway surface. The primary charge explodes after the weapon has penetrated the concrete and drives the secondary charge even deeper. The secondary charge then explodes after a one-second delay. It also has a programmable fuse that can delay the secondary detonation up to several hours.

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With the proliferation of MANPADs and SAMs ( from what we have seen in the Russian-Ukranian war recently) - the Hafr RPB is an obsolete weapon that has no use case amore. The same can be performed by REK kits to a larger extend and more safely. Standoff has to be the key now...

The very thought of having a jet overfly an enemy runway in 2022 is clinically insane ( imho!).
 
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