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New RPO Shmel-M Infantry Rocket Flamethrower Man-Packable Thermobaric Weapon

by David Crane [email protected]   KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Tula, Russia) displayed an updated/upgraded version of the of the RPO Shmel Infantry Rocket Flamethrower thermobaric weapon system (a rocket launcher that fires a thermobaric warhead) called the RPO Shmel-M (full designation: RPO Shmel-M PDM-A) at Eurosatory 2006. Adopted by the Russian Army in December 2003, the RPO Shmel-M is billed ... Read More »

Update: Enhanced-Blast/Thermobaric Weapons for General Infantry and SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview.com is going to be doing an article on enhanced-blast weapons/munitions, a.k.a. thermobaric weapons/munitions for general infantry and Special Operations (SPECOPS) use, particularly those being developed by Talley Defense, as soon as we can. In the past, we’ve discussed some of Talley Defense’s thermobaric work and the KBP RPO-A Shmel (a.k.a. RPO-A Shmel, a.k.a. RPO Shmel) ... Read More »