Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation (MIC) has launched it’s indigenous Kamin-25 loitering munition designed to be launched from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The Kamin-25 loitering munition was unveiled during the IDEX 2023 show recently held in Abu Dhabi.
The lotering munition is currently being tested by the Sudanese Air Force on Z3-M UAVs, with final acceptance tests scheduled for May. Two Kamin-25s can be carried by the Z3-M with their wings rotated 90° along their bodies until they are released.
According to a sudanese MIC official, the Kamin-25 loitering munition can carry either a 5 kg anti-tank warhead or a 7 kg anti-personnel warhead. With a total weight if 25Kg.
Its batteries give it a flight duration of 45–60 minutes, depending on the altitude it is released, and it loiters at an altitude of 250 m. It can operate up to 50 km from the UAV, which relays the signal from the munition’s day/night camera to the ground control station.
The operator can lock the Kamin-25 on to a target that will be automatically tracked until it is successfully engaged. It returns to a loitering pattern if it loses sight of the target. There is an automatic self-destruction mechanism where the Kamin-25 flies to a pre-designated area to detonate its warhead when it runs low on power.
Sudan’s MIC is also planning to develop a tube-launched version of the Kamin-25 with a pneumatic launch system.