Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: KS-172S1
Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Parent System: R-172
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: ?
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Description: The R-172, also known as the KS-172S1, is a long-range air-to-air missile intended to hit high value airborne targets such as tanker aircraft and airborne early warning (AE&W) aircraft from distances of up to 400 kilometers. The missile is a follow-on development of the failed KS-172 missile re-started in 2003 or 2004 to equip the Russian and Indian Air Forces Su-30MKI/SM and Su-35S fighter aircraft. Even the Su-34 bomber could launch this long-range air-to-air missile. The missile is too long to fit into the Su-50/T-50 stealth fighter weapons bays. The R-172 weighs about 750 kilograms and is provided with a 50 kilogram blast fragmentation warhead. The missile features a solid propellant rocket booster which allows achieving cruise speeds in excess of Mach 3. The navigation system combines the inertial navigation system (INS) with mid-course target updates and an active radar seeker at the final phase of flight to engage the intended target. The R-172 missile may enter service with the Russian Air Force in the 2018-2020 timeframe.
Number of Stages: 2
Diameter: 400 millimeter (15.7 inch)
Length: 7.41 meter (292 inch)
Wingspan: 610 millimeter (24.0 inch)
Max Range: 400 kilometer (216 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 30,000 meter (16.2 nautical mile)
Target's Min Altitude: 3 meter
Top Speed: 4 mach (4,782 kph)
Warhead: 50 kilogram (110 pound)
Weight: 748 kilogram (1,649 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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on 26 Sep 2018
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