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Kalashnikov Group Announces Possibility of Using Vikhr Missiles on UAVs and Latest Helicopters

Kalashnikov Group Announces Possibility of Using Vikhr Missiles on UAVs and Latest Helicopters

Kalashnikov Group continues to work on adapting the Vikhr air-launched guided missiles for use on various platforms.

Initially, the Vikhr-1 missile had been developed and tested for use on Ka-50 helicopters. In 2018, special flight trials for the use of the Vikhr on Ka-52 helicopters were completed. 

Currently, Kalashnikov specialists are considering adapting the Vikhr for use on the latest MI-28NE and MI-35P helicopters, as well as Orion-E type unmanned aerial vehicles. 

The Vikhr-1 guided missile was introduced at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum. The Vikhr is capable of engaging targets at a distance of up to 10 kilometers, its speed exceeds 600 m/s. The missile's tandem shaped charge warhead is capable of penetrating 750 mm of homogeneous armor behind dynamic protection.

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