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Kh-59MK  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
Parent System: Kh-59
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Kh-59, Kh-59ME and Kh-59MK2
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Description: The Kh-59 is a standoff, air-launched, air-to-surface weapon designed to engage ground and surface targets with pinpoint accuracy in optimal weather conditions. Its guidance system consists of an automatic navigation and control system which takes the weapon to the target's area. A nose-mounted TV-sensor relays target area imagery to the launch airborne platform and the pilot selects the impact point. A bi-directional data link allows the pilot to select the impact point and re-target with the missile already in flight. The Kh-59 was introduced as the the Soviet counterpart to US SLAM standoff missile in the 1980s.

The Kh-59MK is a long-range, air-to-surface, highly subsonic, anti-ship missile featuring an improved engine which provides a maximum range of 285 kilometers. It is equipped with ARGS-59E active radar homing head and its design derived from the Kh-59ME standoff weapon. Besides, the maximum launch altitude has been increased to 11,000 meters compared to 1,500 meters on the Kh-59ME. It is capable of engaging surface targets in adverse weather conditions, day/night at Sea States up to 6. The Kh-59MK missiles flies at altitudes between 10 to 15 meters and between 4 and 7 meters during the terminal phase of the flight. Its warhead is a 320 kg penetrator. The Kh-59MK weapon system was designed for the Su-30 fighter aircraft.

Kh-59MK Applications


Combat Aircraft Su-30MK2 Su-30MKI Su-34 Su-35 Su-35UB

Kh-59MK Specifications

Dimensions
Diameter: 380 millimeter (15.0 inch)
Length: 5.70 meter (224 inch)
Wingspan: 1.30 meter
Performance
Max Launch Altitude: 11,000 meter
Max Range: 285 kilometer (154 nautical mile)
Min Launch Altitude: 200 meter
Min Range: 5 kilometer
Speed
Cruise Speed: 900 kph (0.75 mach)
Max Launch Airspeed: 1,000 kph (0.84 mach)
Min Launch Airspeed: 600 kph (0.50 mach)
Top Speed: 1,050 kph (0.88 mach)
Weight
Warhead: 320 kilogram (705 pound)
Weight: 930 kilogram (2,050 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Kh-59MK News

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on 21 Aug 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009Russian Air Force and Tactical Missiles Corporation Sign Contract for Air-Launched Missiles

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