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SS-N-21 Sampson (RK-55) 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)"
"Tier2"
"Russia (RUS)"
"Air"
"PRO_Belarus"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_India"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Ukraine"
notes"The RK-55 is the submarine/ground-launched component of the “55” series of cruise missiles which also included the Kh-55 air-launched missile. This family of cruise missiles was the Soviet Union’s response to the U.S. Tomahawk series. The ground-launched variant was dismantled and destroyed due to the signing of the 1987 INF Treaty."
dateOfIntroduction1984
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Belarus, China, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Pakistan, Ukraine"
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"India"
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"North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
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"Ukraine"
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images
"RK-55.jpg"
"KH-55_B&W.jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"RK-55, 3M10, Granat, SSC-X-4, Slingshot, 3K10, SS-CX-7/SS-CX-8"
name"Launch Platform(s)"
value"Submarines: Victor 3 (Project 671RTM), Akula 1/2 (Project 971), Sierra 1/2 (Project 945), Yankee Notch (Project 667AR/AT), and possibly Delta 1/2/3 class submarines; TEL based on the MAZ 543*"
name"Basing"
value"Submarine-launched, Ground launched from a TEL*"
name"Effective Range"
value"2,400 km (submarine launch), 3,000 (ground launch)*"
name"Circular Error Probability"
value"150"
units"m"
name"Class"
value"Subsonic cruise missile"
name"* Note"
value"All ground launch versions of the RK-55 were to be destroyed within 3 years of the signing of the INF."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"8.09"
units"m"
name"Missile Weight"
value"1,700"
units"kg"
name"Diameter"
value".51"
units"m"
name"Fin Span"
value"3.1"
units"m"
name"Payload"
properties
name"Warhead Type"
value"Single"
name"Warhead Options"
value"Conventional and Nuclear"
name"Nuclear Yield"
value"200"
units"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"Solid"
name"Speed"
value"720"
units"km/h"
name"Flight Ceiling"
value"INA"
name"Attack Altitude"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Guidance System"
value"Sprut inertial guidance plus TERCOM"
variants
name"Kh-55 (AS-15 'Kent')"
notes"Air launched version"
name"Kh-65"
notes"A tactical modification of the strategic Kh-55. According to the first available information (1992 Moscow Air Show), its range was to be 500-600km. According to terms of the SALT-2 Treaty, any aircraft carrying missiles with a range longer than 600 km will be regarded as a strategic one and the number of such aircraft is strictly limited. A full-sized version of the Kh-65SE was displayed for the first time in 1993 (Abu Dabi, then 1993 in Zhukovskiy and Nizhniy Novgorod). The missiles shown at the exhibitions did not differ from the earlier versions except for their range, quoted as 250km when launched from low altitude and 280km when launched from high altitude. The Kh-65 was intended for use against large targets with a larger than 300m2 effective reflecting surface area, particularly warships, under conditions of strong electronic interference. It approaches the target guided by an inertial navigation system while flying at a low altitude. Having reached the region where the target is located, it rises to a higher altitude and its active-radar target seeking system turns on."
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