What Is the S-8KL? Russia's Mystery New 'Dumb' Rocket With Cluster Warhead

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Russia has unveiled a new unguided "dumb" rocket, kitted out with a cluster warhead to scatter a wide area with submunitions as Moscow looks to improve its military capabilities in the face of Ukraine's ongoing counteroffensive. ... Cluster munitions are "very useful for clearing out large numbers of infantry," Sidharth Kaushal, a research fellow at the London-based Royal United Services Institute think tank, previously told Newsweek.