Kh-31AD  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Parent System: Kh-31
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Kh-31A, Kh-31P, Kh-31PD and Kh-31PK
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Description: The Kh-31, AS-17 Krypton NATO-codename, is an advanced, long range, highly supersonic missile designed to withstand countermeasures effects. The Kh-31 propulsion system consists of a solid-fuel rocket engine which accelerates the missile to Mach 1.8 airspeed. Then this engine is dropped and a jet engine ignites using the missile's within space as a combustion chamber. The missile accelerates to Mach 3+ thanks to the jet engine.

The Kh-31AD is a long range, high speed, anti-ship missile intended to engage a wide range of surface ships such as destroyers, amphibious assault ships and cargo vessels from distances of up to 160 kilometers with the carrier aircraft flying at 1.5 Mach and 15,000 meters of altitude. Typically, a small boat can be taken out by a single missiles while a larger ship like a destroyer will require being hit by tow missiles. The Kh-31AD as a longer range version of the Kh-31A can be released primarily from Su-30MK, Su-34, Su-35, Mig-29K, Mig-29KUB and Mig-35 fighter aircraft. The Russian Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) announced the existence of this weapon in 2009.

Kh-31AD Applications


Combat Aircraft Ka-52K Katran Mig-29K Mig-29KUB Mig-29M2 Mig-35 Su-30MK2 Su-34 Su-35

Kh-31AD Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Dimensions
Diameter: 0.36 meter (14.2 inch)
Length: 5.34 meter (210 inch)
Wingspan: 0.95 meter
Performance
Max Launch Altitude: 15,000 meter
Max Range: 160 kilometer (86 nautical mile)
Min Launch Altitude: 100 meter
Speed
Max Launch Airspeed: 1.50 mach (1,793 kph)
Min Launch Airspeed: 0.65 mach (777 kph)
Weight
Warhead: 110 kilogram (243 pound)
Weight: 715 kilogram (1,576 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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