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    Russian defense manufacturer Techmash presented a new guided anti-submarine munition at the ongoing International Maritime Defense Show 2017 in St. Petersburg.

    During the International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) 2017 that launched in St. Petersburg on June 28, JSC Techmash, a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation, presented its latest creation: Zagon-2E – a unique ‘hovering’ guided anti-submarine bomb.

    What really sets this munition apart from its analogues is its ability to "hover" over the water’s surface for up to four minutes, according to a statement issued by Techmash.

    The bomb has a target detection range of up to 450 meters, and is designed to be used against both surfaced and submerged submarines, with the latter including vessels operating at periscope depth or lying on the seabed.

    Zagon-2E guided anti-submarine bomb
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    Zagon-2E guided anti-submarine bomb

    It should be noted that the bomb's effectiveness is almost three times greater than that of its predecessor, the Zagon-1E.

    IMDS-2017 is being held in the Russian city of St. Petersburg until July 2. The event's business program is dedicated to such issues as the use of information technology in shipbuilding, management information systems use in maintenance services and the improvement of rescue equipment aboard submarines.

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    presentation, bomb, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), International Maritime Defense Show 2017, Techmash, Rostec, Russia
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