Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2013
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Almaz-Antey Concern and Raduga JSC
Parent System: Kh-101
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2013
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Kh-102
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Description: The Kh-101 is an advanced cruise missile under development to eventually replace the Kh-55 missile onboard the Soviet/Russian strategic bombers such as Tu-160 and Tu-95. The Kh-101 has a 400-kg conventional warhead, stealth features, high subsonic speed and low altitude flight profile. The conventionally-armed Kh-101 has also been referred to as the Russian counterpart to the United States Air Force AGM-129 air launched cruise missile.

The Kh-101 has a highly accurate navigation system based on the GLONASS satellite navigation system and a highly accurate Inertial Navigation System (INS) as backup with a terminal TV-based seeker for precision-attack missions. The Kh-101 development has been strongly influenced by the successes of US military campaigns in the late 1990s and the emerging role of standoff weapons in modern conflicts. Up to eight (Tu-95) or up to 12 (Tu-160) of these missiles can be carried by a single Russian heavyweight bomber.

The Kh-101 and Kh-102 air launched cruise missile are supposed to be members of the same family of missiles sharing components and overall performance. The main difference between them is their warhead. As of 2006, the Kh-101 was near ready for deployment. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the missile entered service in early 2012 or later in 2013/2014.

Kh-101 Applications

Combat Aircraft Tu-160 Tu-160M Tu-160M2 Tu-95MS

Kh-101 Specifications

Length: 7.45 meter (293 inch)
CEP: 6 meter
Max Cruising Flight Altitude: 10,000 meter (32,808 foot)
Max Range: 5,500 kilometer (2,970 nautical mile)
Min Cruising Flight Altitude: 30 meter
Cruise Speed: 972 kph (0.81 mach)
Top Speed: 1,236 kph (1.03 mach)
Warhead: 400 kilogram (882 pound)
Weight: 2,400 kilogram (5,291 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Kh-101 News

There are 12 news between
20 Mar 2012 and 18 May 2017
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Thursday, May 18, 2017Russian Air Force Envisages Tu-160M2 Bomber as Interim Solution before PAK DA Bomber
Saturday, February 25, 2017Russian Air Force Tu-160M to Get Extremely Long-Range Cruise Missile
Friday, February 17, 2017Russian Kh-101 Cruise Missiles Strike ISIS Targets in Syria
Saturday, January 21, 2017Russian Air Force Tu-160M2 Bomber to Get Anti-Missile Protection System
Monday, March 28, 2016Russian Air Force Weapons Deployed during the Conflict into Syria
Saturday, November 21, 2015Russian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Upgraded Tu-95MSM Strategic Bomber
Wednesday, November 18, 2015Russian Air Force Used Kh-101 Cruise Missiles to Strike ISIL
Monday, May 4, 2015Russian Air Force Tu-160 Heavy Bomber to Feature Advanced Electronic Warfare Capabilities
Wednesday, March 20, 2013India Test Fires Submarine-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
Tuesday, October 9, 2012India's Air Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile to Feature GLONASS Navigation System

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