The Russian Corporation "Tactical Missiles" (KTRV) has completed the creation of a new interspecific multi-purpose homing missile Kh-MD-E. The missile, as its name implies, is intended for use from various carriers, including sea ones.
The new missile was first demonstrated at the international forum "Army-2020" as "Product 85", which was part of the arsenal of weapons of a promising strike drone "Thunder" from the Russian company "Kronstadt". A year later, already at Army-2021, this missile was demonstrated as Kh-MD-E - "an interspecific multi-purpose short-range homing missile." As explained in the KTRV, the missile is indeed interspecific and is intended for use from drones, aircraft and offshore platforms. In September 2022, the rocket was tested by launch from several carriers.
(...) for UAVs, which have recently received a powerful impetus for development, an interspecific multi-purpose homing missile Kh-MD-E has been created, which can be used from drones and surface ships
- says the magazine "National Defense"
The mass of the rocket is 110 kg, the warhead is 30 kg high-explosive fragmentation, the range is 40 km. Designed to hit targets at any time of the day. The developer announced three modifications of the missile: with a semi-active laser homing head (GOS) - Kh-MD-E1; with active radar seeker - Kh-MD-E2; with passive radar seeker - Kh-MD-E3.
There is no information about the adoption in service and serial production of the rocket yet.