Kalashnikov Group Conducts Successful Trials of Vikhr Guided Missiles

Kalashnikov Group Conducts Successful Trials of Vikhr Guided Missiles
Ka-52 Alligator

Together with the KBP JSC, National Helicopter Center Mil&Kamov JSC, and the Aerospace Forces of the RF MOD, the Kalashnikov Group conducted successful flight trials of the Vikhr guided missiles. In the course of the trials at the RF MOD proving ground, 22 missile launches were conducted by a Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance/attack helicopter.

As part of the revision work, the probability of engaging targets at short ranges was increased, and the flight stability was improved. These upgrades were introduced without hindering the missile’s core characteristics. Works to update the missile were conducted proactively at the design bureau’s initiative. The trials confirmed the effect of the upgrades.Earlier, the possibility to engage targets at ranges up to 10 kilometers, considerably higher than the specifications intended during the development of the missile, had been assessed, with positive results.

Kalashnikov Group continues work to improve the quality and update the specifications of manufactured products.

Core Specifications of the Vikhr Missile



Missile cruise speed (m/s)


Range, m


Vertical range, m


Thickness of homogeneous armor behind dynamic protection penetrable by the tandem shaped charge warhead, mm


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