Russia To Present Upgraded Air-Launched Cruise Missile With Dual Warhead During MAKS-2021 (Photos)

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Russia To Present Upgraded Air-Launched Cruise Missile With Dual Warhead During MAKS-2021 (Photos)

Su-30 fighter jets. Photo: Marina Lystseva/TASS

Russia will present an upgraded variant of the Kh-59MK air-launched cruise missile during the MAKS-2021 Air Show which will open its doors on July 20.

Photos of the new variant, dubbed Kh-59MKM, surfaced online on July 19. According to the missile manufacturer, JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), the variant was designed to destroy fortified, stationary ground targets.

The missile is armed with a 40 kilograms pre-charge consisting of four small shaped charges and a 320 kg penetrating warhead.

The Kh-59MKM was designed to defeat industrial and energy facilities, hydro-dams as well as marine and overland logistic installations. The missile has a range of 285 kilometers with a flight altitude less than 2 km. The missile’s combined navigation and guidance system provides for a circular error probable of 10 meters.

The new variant is the latest addition to the family of the Kh-59 air-launched cruise missiles, which was first developed in the Soviet Union.

The Kh-59MKM will provide Russia and its allies with the ability to destroy fortified, stationary ground targets from a stand-off range. Just like other Kh-59 variants, most warplanes in service today with the Russian Aerospace Forces will be able to fire the new missile.


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L du Plessis

A hot spice on the dish served cold to Nato….

Muay Thai

after seeing what Uncle Sam did to Hugo Chavez: Mr Putin brings his own water & only dines on food prepared by his own personal chef.


Why Russia presenting new missiles when they dont have the money to build/buy them? haha, ruskies and their shit economy and shit currency.

Christian J. Chuba

But the U.S. has plenty of money but for some reason never builds new missiles, just restocks the old stuff.

Lone Ranger

Actually the U.S. is broke living off of debt, Russia is well stocked with money and gold and very low debt.

Lone Ranger

You are mixing up Russia with the crumbling pedonazi americant empire as usual ukroptroll…

Lone Ranger

Jens will need an XXL Tampax in his mangina…

Lance Ripplinger

I see the comment section is full non helpful comments.


Just yours and the “I AM A FAG” commenter.