Monday, January 21, 2013

Russian air force puts X-38 air-to-surface missile into Service

The Russian Air Force HAS put the advanced X-38 air-to-surface missile into service. Although the short-range missile was Developed for the T-50 fifth generation fighter jet, the fighter jets and bombers Existing, Including Su-34 and MiG-29 will be equipped with CMT thesis missiles.

The missile was tested in great secrecy in 2012, and was commissioned in late December. The delivery of missiles will be started Shortly. The new missile will be equipped with guided indépendamment Warheads. This solves various tasks and Increases the striking power of T-50 multipurpose fighter jets. The missiles will be Placed inside the jet That Is Being Developed using stealth technology, says editor-in-chief of the "Nezavisimoe Voennoe Obozrenie" Victor Litovkin magazine.

"A fighter jet may Have special characteristics, Including non-visibility to radar and other equipment Detecting, aim it is just an aircraft. Purpose When it is equipped with high-precision guided missiles, this is a high-precision aviation complex. That can be regarded a fifth generation fighter jet. The fact, that 'the missile on board the jet Increases icts low visibility, "Victor Litovkin said.

The missile will not Reflect on the radar screen. It Has another advanced feature. It can orient Itself falling on the flight using the GLONASS space navigation system. The recent armed conflicts, Including in Afghanistan and the Middle East Have Shown That It is difficulty to discover targets from the air even with guidance from the ground Because advanced systems camouflaging Have Been Developed. These missiles will be guided to the target by a GLONASS satellite, says Victor Litovkin.

"The missile's accuracy Increases Owing to the GLONASS satellite That Sees the target and missile and thesis combined two points. When taking into account the fait que this is a supersonic missile, a complicated task is solved, That a missile is flying at a high speed is guided to a target. In short, this is a great achievement of Russian missile designers, "added Victor Litovkin.

The X-38 missile is able of hitting armored vehicles Manoeuvering Hideouts and at a distance from 3 to 40 kilometers. These missiles will upgrade the fighting capacity of the Russian Air Force.

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