Kh-38MKE  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Parent System: Kh-38ME
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Kh-38MAE, Kh-38MLE and Kh-38MTE
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Description: The Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) Kh-38ME is a modular, air-launched supersonic missile family designed to hit a wide range of armored and hardened ground targets, groups of targets as well as surface targets in littoral areas. These missiles are provided with a variety of guidance systems and warheads but sharing the same two-phase solid-propellant motor allowing a top speed of more than twice the speed of sound (Mach 2). The maximum range of the Kh-38ME missile system is 40 kilometers released from high altitude and carrying a 250 kg modular warhead with contact fuze. These missiles are available for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The Russian Air Force will deploy this new tactical missile onboard its fighter aircraft and attack helicopters such as the Su-30SM, Su-34, Su-35, Mig-29SMT, Mig-35, T-50 PAK FA and Ka-52. The Russian Air Force introduced the Kh-38ME missile system into active duty in the 2010-2012 timeframe.

The Kh-38MKE fire-an-forget standoff weapon variant features a GLONASS satellite-based navigation system combined with automatic inertial navigation to hit stationary targets using a cluster warhead carrying a variety of sub-munitions. The missile can be released from an altitude of 200 to 12,000 meters and an airspeed between 15 and 450 meters per second. After launch the missile can turn up to +/- 80-degree (right/left) in the horizontal plane to engage its intended target with a hit probability between 60 to 80 percent.

Kh-38MKE Applications


Combat Aircraft Su-34 Su-50 T-50

Kh-38MKE Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 310 millimeter (12.2 inch)
Length: 4.20 meter (165 inch)
Wingspan: 1.14 meter
Percent
Hit Probability: 80 %
Performance
Max Launch Altitude: 12,000 meter
Max Range: 40 kilometer (21.6 nautical mile)
Min Launch Altitude: 200 meter
Min Range: 3 kilometer
Speed
Max Launch Airspeed: 450 mps (1,620 kph)
Min Launch Airspeed: 15 mps (54 kph)
Top Speed: 2.20 mach (2,630 kph)
Time
Service Life: 10 year
Weight
Warhead: 250 kilogram (551 pound)
Weight: 520 kilogram (1,146 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Kh-38MKE News

There are 2 news between
21 Aug 2009 and 31 Jan 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012Russian Air Force to Field New Generation of Air-Launched Missiles for the PAK FA by 2014
Friday, August 21, 2009Russian Air Force and Tactical Missiles Corporation Sign Contract for Air-Launched Missiles

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