DKKB Luch to Unveil its Stugna-P ATGM Upgrade in 2021

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DKKB Luch to Unveil its Stugna-P ATGM Upgrade in 2021

DKKB Luch, a state-owned defense contractor affiliated with the Ukroboronprom defense industries group, intends to unveil an improved and upgraded configuration of its Stugna anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, named Stugna-P, in 2021.

"We will release Stugna very soon. I hope that a whole new configuration of the Stugna will be ready next year," Oleh Korostelev, Chief of Design and CEO at DKKB Luch told Defense Express in an exclusive interview.

“Almost all of the key components and subsystems will undergo improvements and upgrades. Stugna-P has a whole different look with reduced size, improved ergonomy of use, enhanced quality of images and weapon guidance quality etc," he said.

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UDR note: Stugna-P was officially inducted into Ukrainian Army service in 2011, but it was not until the outbreak of Russian military aggression in Ukraine that the ATGM and its associated launchers and training facilities began to be fielded to Ukrainian forces in 2014.

The ATGM systems Stugna-P and Korsar/Corsair were ceremonially handed over to the Armed Forces in August 2018.

The Armed Forces have over the past few years received hundreds of brand new Stugna-P and Korsar ATGM launchers and thousands of their associated missiles.

After having proved its effectiveness in real-world combat engagements in Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian ATGM system saw a substantial surge in demand on the international market.

Export-oriented version of the ATGM Stugna-P has been successfully marketed across the globe.

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