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Kh-55 (AS-15 Kent) Russian Multi-Role Long Range Cruise Missile

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"WEG"
"Cruise Missiles"
"Long-Range Cruise Missiles (LRCM) (More than 1,000 km)"
"Ground-Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM) (More than 1,000 km)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
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"Tier2"
notes"The Kh-55 (Russian: Х-55, also known as RKV-500; NATO reporting name: AS-15 'Kent') is a Soviet/Russian subsonic air-launched cruise missile, designed by MKB Raduga. It has a range of up to 2,500 km (1,350 nmi) and can carry nuclear warheads. Kh-55 is launched exclusively from bomber aircraft."
dateOfIntroduction1983
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation"
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"Kh-55_Russian_Missile_(CC).jpg"
"Kh-55_Russian_Missile_(BB).jpg"
"Kh-55_Russian_Missile_(AA).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"Х-55, RKV-500, AS-15, Kent, X-65C3, Kh-SD"
name"Basing"
value"Aircraft"
name"Launch Platform(s)"
value"Tu-95 MS6 ‘Bear H6’ (6 or 16 depending on version), Tu-142M ‘Bear F’, Tu-95 MS16 ‘Bear H16’, Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ (12 missiles), Su-34 'Fullback' (1 missile)"
name"Effective Range"
value"3,500 km"
name"Circular Error Probability"
value"25"
units"m"
name"Class"
value"Subsonic cruise missile"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"6.04"
units"m"
name"Diameter"
value"0.514"
units"m"
name"Fin Span"
value"3.1"
units"m"
name"Missile Weight"
value"1,210"
units"kg"
name"Payload"
properties
name"Warhead Type"
value"Single"
name"Warhead Options"
value"Conventional and Nuclear"
name"Nuclear Yield"
value"200-250 kT"
name"Conventional Warhead Weight"
value"410"
units"kg"
name"Conventional Warheads Available"
value"HE"
name"Multiple Independently targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) Capable"
value"INA"
name"Propulsion Characteristics"
properties
name"Engine"
value"R95-300 Turbofan"
name"Propellant"
value"Jet fuel"
name"Speed"
value"Mach .75"
name"Flight Ceiling"
value"12,000"
units"m"
name"Minimum Altitude"
value"40"
units"m"
name"Attack Altitude"
value"40 m - 110 m"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Guidance System"
value"Inertial guidance with Doppler radar/terrain map updates."
variants
name"Kh-555"
notes"A conventional variant of the Kh-55. The nuclear warhead has been replaced by a 400 kg unitary HE, penetration HE, or submunitions warhead. Other notable changes include the following: Larger conformal fuel tanks (compared to the Kh-55SM), reduced radar cross-section, improved accuracy, increased range, and 3,500 km."
name"Kh-65SE and Kh-SD"
notes"The Kh-65SE is a conventional version designed for export, although no exports have been documented. It is capable of carrying a 410kg HE warhead 600km. 1995, a similar missile called the Kh-SD was reported. This missile would have fallen within the guidelines of the Missile Technology Control Regime due to its reduced range of 300km. Although, in 1999 the range was reportedly increased to 600km. Its exact status is unknown."
name"Kh-55SM"
notes"An extended range version. To achieve the extra range, conformal fuel tanks are mounted on both sides of the fuselage. It also has a more powerful engine, producing 450 kg of thrust. Other differences include a slightly larger body diameter due to the fuel tanks, 0.77 m, an increased launch weight, 1,500 kg, and increased range, 3,000 km."
name"Kh-55OK"
notes"Version with optical guidance."
name"Kh-BD"
notes"A future cruise missile with a range of 3 000 km, or greater. In 2017 this missile was at the project stage. It is planned with conventional and nuclear warheads. It should be carried by modernized Tu-160M2 bombers."
name"Soumar"
notes"Soumar is an unlicensed Iranian copy of the Kh-55. Unlike the original Kh-55, the Soumar is ground-launched. In 2001 Ukraine sold twelve Kh-55 missiles without nuclear warheads to Iran. The existence of the Soumar missile was revealed in 2015."
name"Meshkat / Hoveizeh"
notes"Meshkat / Hoveizeh is a more recent Iranian missile based on the Kh-55, which is believed to have a range of 1,200km, an increased range over the Soumar. According to one source, the Iranians are having a difficult time developing a warhead for the cruise missile."
name"CJ-10"
notes"CJ-10 is a Chinese land-attack cruise missile, which is believed to be based on the Kh-55 technology. In 1995 production unit of the Kh-55 missiles was delivered to Shanghai and appears to have been used to produce similar cruise missiles in China. Other sources suggest that in 2000 Ukraine exported six Kh-55SM missiles to China."
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