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Operation in Syria allows you to check the latest missiles in real conditions

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Operation in Syria allows you to check the latest missiles in real conditionsUsed by Russia in Syria weapon honored with the kind words of the Supreme Commander. “Arms of such a level, of such a class should be in the center of our attention,” said Vladimir Putin, referring to the X-101 cruise missiles. What is this rocket and why did the president pay attention to its qualities?


Russian X-101 cruise missiles demonstrated a high degree of reliability in Syria, President Vladimir Putin stated on Thursday.

On the eve of the Ministry of Defense published a video of X-101 missiles hit at the Islamic State * terrorists' facilities in Syria, on the border between Hama and Homs provinces. The blow, which destroyed three large arms depots and the command post of the militants, was caused by the missile-carrying Tu-95MS.



This is not the first time X-101 has been applied. In February of this year, the Tu-95 struck these cruise missiles at terrorist targets near the "capital of the IG *" Raqqa. For the first time, these rockets also publicly lit up when 2015 was hitting targets in Syria in November.

"This is really the most modern weapon, precision, high power, with a decent range" - 4,5 thousands of kilometers, said the Supreme Commander. Note for comparison that the range of ship-based cruise missiles "Caliber" - about 2 thousand. Km.

"Weapons of such a level, such a class should be in the center of our attention," Putin stressed, thanking "both the military and the designers and developers of one of our newest missile systems."
It should be understood that the objects of terrorists in Syria are far from the only possible target for such weapons, and it was certainly not being developed to combat ISIS *. Located deep in the enemy's rear airfields, bunkers, command centers, military bases, launchers, oil depots, infrastructure worth tens of millions and billions of dollars can be destroyed by a single missile worth several million rubles (or a volley of such missiles). And all this - in just a few hours, with a lightning strike, and even with the possibility of using a special BB (nuclear warhead).

It is not surprising that such a weapon is considered to be an instrument that gives the most serious military advantages. Its use in Syria can be viewed as a test in field conditions close to real combat conditions, and from a military engineering point of view these are extremely important tests. Fully fighting conditions in Syria for our pilots are not due to the complete absence of enemy air defense systems.

What is the novelty of X-101



So what is X-101? In formal terms, this is a strategic air-to-ground cruise missile, created using technologies to reduce radar visibility (stealth). The rocket developed KB "Rainbow" them. A. Ya. Bereznyak, located in Dubna near Moscow.

The new rocket replaced the Soviet development - aviation X-55 missile (also known as “product 120”), Lieutenant General Aitech Bizhev, former deputy air force commander on the CIS air defense system, explained in a commentary to VZGLYAD newspaper. “The missile is more accurate, with a new inertial system, with a significant range,” he added.

The interlocutor pointed to the effectiveness of the terrain around the rocket system installed on the rocket. “After the launch vehicle drops the missiles, the system allows the missile, bypassing the air defense zones, with a high probability of destroying the intended target,” said Bizhev.

In addition, X-101 corrects the trajectory using satellite navigation GLONASS. Such a correction allows the rocket to build a more complex route, including when flying on an unoriented terrain, military expert Anton Lavrov noted in a conversation with the newspaper VIEW.

“The rocket in comparison with the previous samples is long-range, hardly noticeable; I can assume that it is more accurate and more protected from interference. The 4,5 range for thousands of kilometers is a serious indicator for an air-launched missile. Few people have such weapons, ”said Andrei Frolov, an expert at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, in a comment from the VIEW of the newspaper.

In comparison with foreign counterparts

The American edition of National Interest earlier noted that the main strike power of Russian aviation is just the latest X-101 and X-102 missiles (nuclear version). They can carry strategic bombers Tu-95 and Tu-160.
“This is an analogue of modern American cruise missiles,” notes Aytech Bizhev. According to him, “in terms of flight range, accuracy of hit and guidance system, we win.”

“With the American systems, the rocket is comparable, and perhaps in some way surpasses them,” Frolov believes. In particular, he pointed out, there is an advantage over the Boeing AGM86 used on the B-52 missile bomber. The range of such missiles - to 2,5 thousand. Km. But, Frolov explained, “Americans have a slightly different logic - they, as a rule, use Tomahawks from ships.”

Military expert Anton Lavrov, in turn, explained: the Tomahawk cruise missiles "have a somewhat expanded set of flight plans, but speed, accuracy, and range are smaller." The range of the AGM-109H / K rocket (modifications of the Tomahawk as air-launched missiles) is up to 2,5 thousands of kilometers.

Lavrov also noted that "the Americans have a newer rocket with the stealth technology, but it is not strategic, its range is less than 1 thousand km."

“The X-101 / 102 rocket expands the possibilities for non-nuclear and nuclear strikes,” says Andrei Frolov, an expert at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.
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  1. HEATHER
    HEATHER 8 July 2017 20: 34
    +4
    Beauty. 95th work. Good luck to the crew. I envy. hi
  2. NEXUS
    NEXUS 8 July 2017 20: 49
    +2
    And on the basis of the X-101, a new missile, more long-range and accurate, is already being developed. And it seems like the information passed that the ground version of the X-101 is being developed ...
    1. Elena Zakharova
      Elena Zakharova 8 July 2017 23: 15
      +6
      You probably mean X-102 ...
      But this is the same X-101, roofing with a nuclear warhead.
      Yes, X-101 air launch.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 8 July 2017 23: 23
        +2
        Quote: Elena Zakharova
        You probably mean X-102 ...

        I mean X-101 ... X-102 is the same, only with nuclear warheads and warhead weight is much less than the fragmentation version, therefore it flies much further.
        1. Elena Zakharova
          Elena Zakharova 8 July 2017 23: 50
          +6
          I smiled))
          And who wrote about the ground version of the X-101? Well, about the new version based on X-101, am I?
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 9 July 2017 00: 06
            +3
            Quote: Elena Zakharova
            And who wrote about the ground version of the X-101?

            And what's so funny? Indeed, there was information that the X-101 was being developed for ground-based ... so what?
            Quote: Elena Zakharova
            Well, about the new version based on the X-101, am I?

            Recently, Academician Evgeny Fedosov, supervisor of the State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS), stated that “now they are laying the so-called missile in the project of the modernized Tu-160M2 X-BD - long range flight. Its range is classified. It is known that its predecessor, the X-101 rocket with a conventional charge, has a range of 3 thousand km. The range of the new missile will be much greater. ”
            1. Elena Zakharova
              Elena Zakharova 9 July 2017 11: 28
              +5
              Well, why are you answering me like this?
              To criticize you?
              First - the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation is concerned only with civil aviation issues)) Therefore, you should be skeptical about the statements that you found somewhere from him, sort of like employees.

              The second - even from this statement made by Fedosov (I didn’t hesitate, but I believe you), it follows that something is not based on X-101, but something new.

              Third - a clinical error in the performance characteristics of X-101, it is much higher than the reported 3000 km.
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 9 July 2017 11: 33
                +2
                Quote: Elena Zakharova
                Third - a clinical error in the performance characteristics of X-101, it is much higher than the reported 3000 km.

                It can exceed if the warhead is less ... for 3000 km the X-101 flies with the warhead, if sclerosis does not change me 400 kg ... The nuclear warhead X-102 has a mass of about, in my opinion, 100 kilograms, and therefore the range at the 102nd is claimed at 5500 km, against 3000 km at the X-101 with a fragmentation warhead. What is not clear then?
                Quote: Elena Zakharova
                It follows that not on the basis of the X-101, but something new.

                It is based on the X-101 ...
                1. Elena Zakharova
                  Elena Zakharova 9 July 2017 11: 55
                  +5
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  It is based on the X-101.

                  Is there evidence or is it just your personal opinion?

                  Quote: NEXUS
                  It can exceed if the warhead is less ... on 3000 km X-101 flies with warhead if sclerosis does not change me in 400 kg ..

                  I correctly understand what you are actually claiming to increase the X-101 range from 3000 km. e.g. at 5000km. Do you need to unscrew the charge in 400 kg and screw 100 kg?
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 July 2017 21: 18
    +1
    in real conditions
    The real conditions are when IS fighters will create a multi-layered air defense-missile defense system with a single field and intercepting carriers at distant approaches. Then the outfit of forces to break through such a defense will be different (and in general it will be bad for everyone --- everyone and always ...) But for the crews of our bombers are still better than “once a year with luck.” That's to prevent this from happening “to everyone and always” and urinate small enemies, so that large enemies restrain themselves and realize the full extent of the consequences of a direct confrontation with Russia.
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 8 July 2017 22: 27
    0
    Operation in Syria allows you to check the latest missiles in real conditions

    Weapons have always been tested in war and this is a normal situation. Syria is an element of political influence, until that time we were considered Verney Volta with a nuclear bomb. After Syria, they began to consider us a real threat to the hegemon of world democracy.
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 July 2017 07: 55
    0
    high power, with a decent range ”- 4,5 thousand kilometers, the Supreme Commander emphasized. For comparison, we note that the range of ship-based cruise missiles "Caliber" is about 2 thousand km.

    Caliber needs to start, gain speed .. this is all a waste of fuel. And the X-101 - dropped, moved away from the plane, started the engine and flew.
    1. Elena Zakharova
      Elena Zakharova 9 July 2017 11: 58
      +5
      The higher the launch height, the greater the range.
      The laws of physics.
      1. Dead duck
        Dead duck 9 July 2017 15: 04
        +5
        Quote: Elena Zakharova
        The higher the launch height, the greater the range

        Well, Elena the beautiful came, she built all, taught all and put them in their place. Now they won’t even get clever. laughing love
        The launch altitude is of course important, but the altitude (sometimes speed) is also important.
        Land options also go high to save money. winked
        1. Elena Zakharova
          Elena Zakharova 9 July 2017 15: 40
          +5
          Here it’s such a thing, X-101-type missiles fly their main range route at altitude, and only before ... well, you know, the attack is being reduced and the attack on the object must be turned into rubbish wink
          Pu essence can be characterized in such a way that, as far as possible, then this is a gradual decrease ...
          Well, boring, right, truths after all.
          Yes, Elena is not ah, that thing.
          Here is my profile on another site, look, I recommend.
          http://maxpark.com/user/1886561641/info
          1. Dead duck
            Dead duck 9 July 2017 16: 44
            +5
            Quote: Elena Zakharova
            http://maxpark.com/user/1886561641/info

            Do you propose to register or advertising "social"? winked
            1. Elena Zakharova
              Elena Zakharova 10 July 2017 21: 58
              +5
              This is a link to my profile on another site, it can be viewed without registering.
              Yes, a noble garbage dump there))
              But the profile is wide, in the future, don’t ask questions that are uncomfortable for you))
            2. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek 11 July 2017 07: 25
              0
              Usually it’s not a social media that is advertised but services ...
              1. Elena Zakharova
                Elena Zakharova 14 July 2017 20: 53
                +5
                Where is the social advertising here?
                By the way, what would they know ... the founder of this site, I'm talking about VO, created where I sent you a huge community.
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 July 2017 07: 59
    0
    Interestingly, and the accumulated X-55 can be upgraded for modern realities, should I replace YBCH with a simple one, to improve accuracy? It is a pity to throw-people's money.
    1. Dry_T-50
      Dry_T-50 9 July 2017 09: 09
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      Interestingly, and the accumulated X-55 can be upgraded for modern realities, should I replace YBCH with a simple one, to improve accuracy? It is a pity to throw-people's money.

      As far as I know, they are doing it. This X-555 thing is called, in the anti-ship variant-X-65
    2. Elena Zakharova
      Elena Zakharova 9 July 2017 11: 57
      +5
      Can you imagine how this can be done in practice?
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 9 July 2017 12: 41
        0
        - replace the BCH with a simple one, change the brains, install the GLONNAS receiver ...
        1. Elena Zakharova
          Elena Zakharova 9 July 2017 13: 18
          +5
          The fastest way you have ever seen with your own eyes the offal of this rocket, and of similar products that you so freely argue.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 9 July 2017 21: 43
            0
            The fastest way I am an Engineer and I have not seen this sample, but I have a concept of how the equipment is arranged ...
            1. Elena Zakharova
              Elena Zakharova 10 July 2017 21: 59
              +5
              In order to do what you wrote about, it is actually necessary to redo everything, there will be only one building.
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 11 July 2017 07: 24
                0
                Housing-engine-control system. YaBCh does not throw out, but is placed on the X-101. Or remake into a target.
                1. Elena Zakharova
                  Elena Zakharova 11 July 2017 11: 52
                  +5
                  Advertising is on any popular site, and the maxpark where I gave you the link is a site for adults.
                  Everything is discussed there, and the army with armaments and geopolytics and the same social sphere.
  7. Laughtermaster
    Laughtermaster 9 July 2017 17: 49
    0
    I love when in the news they are called "X-101." So you want to scream- Ha, ha, ha!