What is S-80FP?

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Russian forces will soon be armed with a new air-launched rocket with the S-8OFP entering production.

About S-80FP:

  • It is an 80mm unguided rocket developed primarily for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
  • It is an air-to-surface rocket intended for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
  • It was designed by Splav Corporation, Russia.
  • It is designed to hit sole and multiple targets, unarmored and lightly-armored military hardware, as well as surface ships.
  • The S-80FP can detonate before hitting the target, on impact or after penetrating the target.
  • It has a total weight of 17 kg and its warhead of 9.5 kg.


Q1) What is a rotary-wing aircraft?

A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by wings, called rotor blades, that revolve around a mast. Several rotor blades mounted on a single mast are referred to as a rotor.

Source: Putin to arm Russian forces with S-80FP 'wall-piercing' rockets amid Ukraine war | Details