of russia "high damage" The FAB-1500s that hit Ukraine have been redesigned "dumb bomb" since soviet times

Russia has begun using a powerful aerial bomb that has destroyed Ukrainian defenses and upset the balance on the front lines. Russia is reportedly mass-producing “high-damage” glide bombs capable of destroying a multi-storey building in a single hit. The FAB-1500-M54 bombs weigh 1500 kg and contain 680 kg of explosive, a payload almost five times the size of Russia’s current arsenal of glide bombs. Analysts said Russian production of larger glide bombs would increase the Kremlin’s front-line firepower. Experts say the development of glide bombs gives Russia a way to use its strategic air force more effectively after its limited role in the earlier phase of the war.