Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Raduga JSC and Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)* (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Kh-32
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Maiden Flight: 2006
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Kh-32 is a long-range, hypersonic multi-purpose cruise missile derived from the Kh-22 cruise missile which developed by the former Soviet Union in the 1960s. The Kh-32 development by Raduga, now part of the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), started in the early 1990s with the first test flight carried out in the mid-2000s and the program being in the final stage by mid-2016. The Kh-32 missile has been designed to take out radar stations, warships (actually aircraft carrier battle groups), bridges, military bases and power stations fitted with an inertial navigation system (INS) and a radio-radar seeker. The guidance system is hard to jam because it does not depend upon the GPS/GLONASS system. Eventually the missile may be armed with a nuclear warhead. The Kh-32 cannot be taken down by either air defenses and/or aircraft interceptors because it flies at an altitude of 40 kilometers and a speed in excess of 5,000 kilometers per hour. Compared with its predecessor, the Kh-22, the Kh-32 has twice the range (1,000 kilometers) which make it more suitable against heavily defended targets. The Kh-32 missile is expected to enter service with the Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 Backfire medium bombers in 2017.
Max Cruising Flight Altitude: 40,000 meter (131,234 foot)
Max Range: 1,000 kilometer (540 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 5,000 kph (4.18 mach)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m) Kilometers (km) Nautic Miles (nm) Inch (in) Yard (yd) Foot (ft) Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb) Kilogram (kg) kN (KiloNewton) Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
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