Kalashnikov completed the delivery of Vikhr-1 guided missiles to the Ministry of Defense ahead of schedule, thus fully fulfilling the state defense order in 2021. This was reported by the press service of the concern.
The missiles passed the required tests and confirmed the compliance with the requirements of the military. The delivery was carried out within the framework of the state defense order significantly ahead of schedule and in full.
The Kalashnikov group of companies delivered the Vikhr-1 guided missiles to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation ahead of schedule, scheduled for delivery in 2021
- said in a statement.
In February of this year, the Kalashnikov concern announced the planned modernization aviation guided missile "Whirlwind". The work should start this year. It is assumed that the modernization of the missile will take place within the framework of the program for the unification of the armament of the Ka-52 and Mi-28NM helicopters, and the new missile will go into service with the Night Hunter.
The 9K121M Vikhr-M missile system with the 9M127-1 Vikhr-1 missile was developed at the end of the eighties at the Tula Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) and was intended for installation on attack aircraft and attack helicopters. The complex was officially adopted in 1992, but mass production began only in 2013, when a contract was signed for the production of missiles in the amount of 13 billion rubles. Rearmament to a new missile system was carried out in the period from 2013 to 2015.
The main purpose of the missile is to destroy armored vehicles, including those with active armor, as well as air targets at speeds up to 800 km / h. Its launch height is up to 4000 meters, and the maximum firing range is 10 kilometers.
The complex was used on Su-25 attack aircraft and Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters.