KTRV Corporation has developed a new interspecific multi-purpose homing missile Kh-MD-E

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KTRV Corporation has developed a new interspecific multi-purpose homing missile Kh-MD-E

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.
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  1. +2
    26 January 2023 20: 26
    In September 2022, the rocket was tested by launch from several carriers.

    I hope the tests were in the NWO zone and at least a couple of panheads no longer jump ..
    1. +1
      26 January 2023 20: 35
      I hope the tests were in the NWO zone
      Did you think about what you wrote? An experimental apparatus that did not pass all the stages of testing, and immediately into the zone of potential falling into the hands of "partners". No, at the beginning of comprehensive testing, and only then approbation in combat. There is no information about the adoption in service and serial production of the rocket yet.
      1. -2
        26 January 2023 21: 42
        It cannot be used because it is difficult to check whether it has hit or not. And what will fall into the hands of partners is a matter of time. But yes, so what? Can they feel the remnants of the caliber, did it become less painful because of this?
      2. +4
        27 January 2023 04: 49
        From what hangover did the rocket become "experimental"? It is written in Russian: "KTRV COMPLETED the creation of the rocket ... the rocket has been on display since 2020 ... in September the rocket was tested from several carriers." The fact that "there is no information about its adoption into service" does not mean that there is information about NOT adopting it into service ...
        1. 0
          27 January 2023 09: 33
          Now other secrecy regimes may not announce the adoption.
      3. 0
        27 January 2023 06: 14
        'Supraise', as the 'partners' say. I suspect not the last, as they supply additional types of weapons. And you call the RF Ministry of Defense, explain to them what's what, and why I'm not informing you about the testing of new weapons smile .
    2. -3
      26 January 2023 20: 52
      Quote: krot
      I hope the tests were in the NWO zone and at least a couple of panheads no longer jump ..

      Who will drag the prototype into the combat zone, and suddenly fly away to where it is not necessary. wassat Another thing is interesting - 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. The mass of the rocket is 110 kg, the warhead is 30 kg high-explosive fragmentation, the range is 40 km.
      Let's make a reservation right away, we do not have a UAV to deliver these missiles to the launch site, or only at the testing stage. It can be thrown by plane or adapted to a helicopter. Everything is better than the pitch-up performed by a helicopter turning its nose up. The range of the missile's destruction of 40 km makes it possible not to enter the enemy's MANPADS destruction zone. Well, the mass of the warhead of 30 kg is a serious damaging element.
      1. +3
        26 January 2023 21: 14
        How, then, was this missile tested from UAVs, which, according to you, we don’t have? News from September 22, 2022.
        Russian attack drones will receive a short-range homing guided missile Kh-MD-E, tests of a new ammunition from the UAV have already taken place. According to Boris Obnosov, General Director of the Tactical Missiles Corporation, the tests were successful.

        https://topwar.ru/202226-novuju-upravljaemuju-raketu-maloj-dalnosti-h-md-je-ispytali-puskami-s-rossijskih-bespilotnikov.html

        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.


        Well, here’s a present for the Leopard 2A6. So to say, we meet with bread and salt. I think that 30 kg of the warhead will be enough for him. He will like the taste. Otherwise, the Lancet-3M warhead may not be enough.
        Range of defeat - 40 km. It's like the distance from Bakhmut to Slavyansk is about 40 km. For comparison.
        1. 0
          26 January 2023 21: 31
          Quote from Orange Bigg
          How, then, did they test this missile from an UAV, which, according to you, we don’t have?

          Where did you see an UAV of such a carrying capacity at our front? They are only at test sites, by the way, I wrote that - " or only at the testing stage "
          1. -1
            26 January 2023 21: 34
            What kind of carrying capacity? Is it a problem to lift 200 kg? The same Orion-RU UAV, for example, destroyed tanks using X-UAV.

            With a wingspan of more than 16 m and a length of 8 m, the Orion has a take-off weight of 1 ton. The payload is up to 200-250 kg. Cruising speed is declared at 120 km / h, maximum is unknown. The device is capable of operating at altitudes up to 7,5 km. Depending on the load and configuration, the UAV can remain in the air for about a day.

            https://topwar.ru/178643-bpla-orion-i-ego-vooruzhenija.html

            So 2 X-MD-E (aka X-50) Orion-RU will raise.
            Vid at the link below.
            The first video in several months of the operation of the Russian Inokhodets (Orion) drone during the Ukrainian special operation appeared on social networks. A Russian-made UAV destroyed a tank and an infantry fighting vehicle of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction with missiles from the Kornet ATGM.

            https://topcor.ru/28729-rossija-vpervye-za-dolgoe-vremja-primenila-udarnye-bpla-inohodec-protiv-vsu.html



            1. +1
              27 January 2023 08: 28
              Quote from Orange Bigg
              So 2 X-MD-E (aka X-50) Orion-RU will raise.

              X-50 ... this is a slightly different missile ...!
              1. +1
                27 January 2023 11: 29
                Quote: Nikolaevich I
                Quote from Orange Bigg
                So 2 X-MD-E (aka X-50) Orion-RU will raise.

                X-50 ... this is a slightly different missile ...!


                Well, there is the air-based KR Kh-50, which is being developed and has the Kh-50 missile for attack drones under the same name. Two different missiles and both X-50s. request
        2. +6
          26 January 2023 22: 09
          It's actually best to encounter western tanks with captured javelins. And then post on Twitter a video of Ukrainian soldiers shooting at Putin's leopard...
        3. 0
          27 January 2023 00: 12
          Quote from Orange Bigg
          Well, here's a present for the Leopard 2A6. So to speak, we meet with bread and salt. I think that 30 kg of the warhead will be enough for him.

          Does she have warheads, is it cumulative or armor-piercing ???
          At best, it will demolish all attachments, so to speak, "concuss" Abrash or Leopold. But if it dies under the bottom, well, it will probably be able to turn it over ... However, it is unlikely to penetrate 500mm of composite armor ...
          IMHO.
          1. +2
            27 January 2023 11: 32
            Quote: BoA KAA
            Quote from Orange Bigg
            Well, here's a present for the Leopard 2A6. So to speak, we meet with bread and salt. I think that 30 kg of the warhead will be enough for him.

            Does she have warheads, is it cumulative or armor-piercing ???
            At best, it will demolish all attachments, so to speak, "concuss" Abrash or Leopold. But if it dies under the bottom, well, it will probably be able to turn it over ... However, it is unlikely to penetrate 500mm of composite armor ...
            IMHO.


            Yeah, it will demolish attachments. There are explosives like in a 152 mm shell. And if a 152 mm shell hits "Abrasha or Leopold", not a damn thing will be left of them.

            For comparison, the Krasnopol 152 mm projectile. Video, look for what happens to armored vehicles when it is directly hit.
            The 152-mm 2K25 projectile, 1305 mm long, weighs 50 kg, the high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighs 20,5 kg and the explosive 6,4 kg.

            https://pereklichka.livejournal.com/614735.html

            The 152 mm UAS Krasnopol has a warhead of 20,5 kg, and the Kh-MD-E has a warhead of 30 kg.
            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.
      2. +2
        26 January 2023 21: 48
        Characteristics of the Orion-E UAV complex (export version)[19]:

        dimensions (length, wingspan, height): 8 m, 16,3 m, 3,2 m,
        maximum takeoff weight: 1000 kg,
        normal payload / combat load: 60 kg,
        maximum payload / combat load: 200 kg,
        application radius: 250 km,
        range of application with UAV repeater: 300 km,
        flight duration: 24 hours (with a load of 60 kg),
        engine power: 86 kW (115 HP)
        flight altitude: 7500 m,
        cruising speed 120-200 km / h
        This is the export version.
      3. -2
        26 January 2023 22: 41
        At 40 km - 70 km from the front line, 155 mm modern howitzers are capable of firing, the weight of the projectile is greater, it is possible to use guided and corrected projectiles. available in every brigade.
        1. +2
          27 January 2023 09: 04
          A guided projectile is not everything, for stationary targets they can still shoot them at 40 km, for equipment, someone needs to highlight it, and this is not always possible.
          And with unguided projectiles at 40-70 km, you can only shoot at peaceful cities, just have a nightmare, because you can only get somewhere by accident. The dispersion is too large, which is why the Union did not make cannon artillery with a range of more than 30 km. Except for peonies, which, as it were, were intended for the use of tiao. They also never shoot at 40+ km, although the declared range is almost up to 50 km ... But in practice, beyond 30 km, only cluster munitions can be used.
      4. +3
        26 January 2023 23: 04
        Immediately the question is - with such a set of seeker, how will we give target designation at a distance of 40 km for samples with laser guidance?
        1. +1
          26 January 2023 23: 59
          And how do they shoot the arrivals of lancets? Or do you think that American howitzers, s300s and Caesars are dragged straight to the front line?
          1. 0
            27 January 2023 08: 43
            From an eagle or an outpost. Obviously not from the quadric.
            1. 0
              28 January 2023 03: 44
              This is so obvious, quadrics do not fly far. It’s even interesting what the operators of the S300 or beeches are doing there when another lancet or rocket is pointed at them?
      5. 0
        27 January 2023 08: 40
        The rocket is interesting, 40 km and 30 kg is serious, more serious than product 305, and at the same time, when building a production line, it should not be expensive.
        But such a missile will in no way replace blows from nurses with turntables.
        Nurses from a cabaret are hit first of all on the squares, there the main goal is "infantry in the trenches", well, or if you are lucky to catch somewhere, then the parking of light equipment, if you are completely lucky, then there may be a battery of guns or mortars. For such targets as Nursami hit, they will continue to hit. Such a rocket is either for props, warehouses, or for something expensive like hymers or pz2000.
        In modern pitch-up turntables, the accuracy is quite decent, they cover a given square quite reliably.
        1. +1
          28 January 2023 03: 51
          With a cabling, this is some kind of nonsense, a helicopter is very expensive to drive it for such a flimsy shelling. Even 4 years ago, they showed a truck with 40 C8 missiles to the army, add a normal control system to it and that's it. Or make normal mortars, weld a "cornflower" to a motorized league, for example, and plant the required number of fragments into the trench infantry in a short period of time. And let the helicopter for a billion rubles hunt for more serious targets.
  2. +1
    26 January 2023 20: 28
    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.
    "I am tormented by vague doubts ..."! Because it seems to me that I met a message about the X-MD-E missile with the 4th type of GOS! In my opinion ... with IR.GOS matrix type ... what
    1. +5
      26 January 2023 21: 03
      with IK.GSN matrix type.

      That would be a great rocket! And with those GOS that are given in the article - the last century. The laser-illuminated seeker is the most primitive known, the main problem is who will provide the illumination? If the launch is made from an UAV and it will also produce illumination, it still didn’t go anywhere, but you don’t have to be a theoretician in military affairs to guess that such UAVs will often be shot down, and the lighting equipment is complex and expensive. In short, not impressive. It is generally not clear about the radar seeker, what kind of goals? Marine? Ground? Air?
      We need matrix seekers of the optical and IR ranges, and high-explosive and cumulative warheads!
      1. +2
        26 January 2023 22: 13
        In theory, the IR seeker can be unscrewed from product 305. But why a cumulative warhead? 30 kg high-explosive warhead will break any tank
        1. 0
          27 January 2023 07: 35
          Quote from alexoff
          In theory, the IR seeker can be unscrewed from product 305

          Well ... both LMUR and X-MD-E have a "caliber" of 200 mm! "305th" will be shorter, but it will also have a shorter range!
      2. 0
        26 January 2023 22: 25
        Quote from Andy_nsk
        We need matrix seekers of the optical and IR ranges

        What does matrix optical range mean? at night there is no optical range, or rather a very weak signal. IR is no problem, any warm body emits IR. But optical???
        It is generally not clear about radar seeker
        Roughly speaking, in the field, any tank, armored personnel carrier, gun, will glow from the radar. And by the signal level, you can roughly estimate the size of the object, so, outside the settlements, radars are very much in demand.
        Passive radars, in the same way, are aimed at any source of radio wave radiation, whether it be a radar, a "talking" tank, or a stralink terminal.
        Yes, I forgot, passive radars can work on external illumination, for example, from a DLRO aircraft or other UAV.
        1. +1
          26 January 2023 23: 09
          Roughly speaking, in the field, any tank, armored personnel carrier, gun, will glow from the radar. And by the signal level, you can roughly estimate the size of the object, so, outside the settlements, radars are very much in demand.

          And any scrap metal lying around in the form of a burned-out old car will glow in the same way. And power towers are even better. Some cowsheds with conveyors for waste disposal are similar. A metal fence made of mesh, too.
          Maybe in the desert, where all this is not, it is normal. But not in densely populated areas.
          1. +1
            26 January 2023 23: 35
            Quote from solar
            And any scrap metal lying around in the form of a burned-out old car will glow in the same way. And power towers are even better. Some cowsheds with conveyors for waste disposal are similar. A metal fence made of mesh, too.
            Maybe in the desert, where all this is not, it is normal. But not in densely populated areas.

            I agree with you, I wrote, far from populated areas, well, as I understand it, the rocket should be given approximate target coordinates, roughly speaking a square of 200x200 or 100x100, and then the GOS is already working. for 100% defeat.
          2. -1
            27 January 2023 00: 04
            Well, in theory, the image of the target should be loaded into the rocket before launch. But in my opinion, the effectiveness of such a missile will not be too high if you work on a separate technique if there is no gunner sitting in the bushes near the target, ready to give a tooth that this target is now standing right in the middle of the field and waiting for arrival
      3. +2
        27 January 2023 03: 33
        And who told you that the same UAV should highlight the target and throw a rocket? Not only can a much lighter device handle the backlight, but the DRG can put it on a tripod and hide - all that remains is to activate it at the right time
      4. 0
        27 January 2023 08: 05
        Quote from Andy_nsk
        We need matrix seekers of the optical and IR ranges, and high-explosive and cumulative warheads!

        So far, very little is known about X-MD-E missiles ... and in this article there is even less information than can be found on the Internet! According to some reports, the E2 and E3 options, in addition to the radar seeker, are supplemented with "thermal imaging finishing channels" (!) ... as is done in the Kh-58UShKE (TP) missile!

  3. +6
    26 January 2023 20: 37
    It would also have a cumulative warhead and you can open the hunting season for the cat family.
    1. +1
      26 January 2023 23: 06
      Quote: Fluk54
      It would also have a cumulative warhead and you can open the hunting season for the cat family.

      Already we choked cats - choked, choked - choked! And the one who survives - the one to the zoo, to Kubinka!
    2. 0
      26 January 2023 23: 55
      There is an option to "turn" the X-MD-E missile into an air bomb ... In this case, the second warhead takes the place of the engine (solid propellant rocket engine) ... the total warhead power is up to 60 kg ...
      1. +1
        27 January 2023 00: 29
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        There is an option to "turn" the Kh-MD-E missile into an aerial bomb ...

        Nikolaich! So the whole tsimus lies in the fact that it has a range of 40 km. And you offer to crawl again on your belly on targets ... This is not gut!
        The Nazis have 25-5 Stingers in store for each Su-6 ... Therefore, the farther from the air defense zone the KR unhooked, the better and safer for the carrier.
        AHA.
        1. 0
          27 January 2023 07: 26
          Crap ! " I'm not guilty!" I didn't offer anything! It's in the messages! Among other names of X-MD-E there is also this: "Modular"!
        2. 0
          29 January 2023 13: 25
          And if from a height of 7,5 km, then Orion is not afraid of Stingers.
  4. +4
    26 January 2023 20: 42
    There is no information about the adoption in service and serial production of the rocket yet.

    This is our problem, it takes a lot of time from testing to adoption. Sometimes samples become outdated.
    1. -2
      26 January 2023 22: 00
      Because there is no interest in something new. So, from year to year, the same Armata and not only its endless tests and alterations were thwarted. But SVO allowed to speed up many processes. And not to sleep as before.
  5. +5
    26 January 2023 20: 43
    This is a really worthwhile rocket. With a mass of overall characteristics similar to the "product 305", it significantly exceeds the latter in range and has three types of seeker. This one would be faster to install on helicopters, UAVs and attack aircraft. Yes, on mobile ground installations, it would be very handy when paired with a UAV
  6. Hey
    +9
    26 January 2023 20: 47
    I'm more worried about the letter E in the name, so that it doesn't turn from an experimental one into an export one, and our troops are not left without a probably good rocket.
  7. +3
    26 January 2023 20: 49
    In fact, in modern times, such a concept as a "dual-purpose" missile attracts increased attention ... that is, a weapon that can be attributed to both V-V missiles and V-P missiles ... In Russia, there is a demonstrator of the "drone-DRLO" concept of the Helios-RLD UAV ... This device can be equipped with a dual-mode radar (V-V and V-P). There is a proposal to use "Helios-RLD" in pairs ... (the second Helios UAV can be equipped, instead of a radar, with "2-mode" missiles with V-V and V-P modes, created, for example, and based on R -37M...
    1. +5
      26 January 2023 22: 22
      "Helios" will not take away a lot of P37, a maximum of one piece. Let him work better in tandem with hunters, altius and sirius. And in general, let it at least take off, we need flying radars like air
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  9. -2
    26 January 2023 21: 42
    I would like to hope that we have reached an analogue of Helfire?
    1. -3
      26 January 2023 22: 06
      Quote: Zaurbek
      I would like to hope that we have reached an analogue of Helfire?


      Helfire's analogue is Product 305, also known as LMUR.
      1. 0
        27 January 2023 00: 48
        So it seems that the Whirlwind ATGM was made to counterbalance it, but it didn’t work out to achieve “fire and forget” ...
  10. for
    0
    26 January 2023 21: 45
    And they will be transferred to Rostov for manufacturing.
    The FSB revealed the theft of 63 million rubles in the manufacture of missiles in the Rostov region
    1. 0
      26 January 2023 21: 57
      Even here there is a benefit from SVO. Many cheered up.
    2. 0
      26 January 2023 22: 59
      Quote: for
      And they will be transferred to Rostov for manufacturing.
      The FSB revealed the theft of 63 million rubles in the manufacture of missiles in the Rostov region

      From Rostov to Artyomovsk is within easy reach. Send predators to the orchestra, to be reforged...
  11. 0
    26 January 2023 22: 56
    It looks like a S-200 rocket, only smaller and more compact boosters...
    1. +2
      26 January 2023 23: 32
      Quote: isv000
      It looks like a S-200 rocket, only smaller and more compact boosters...



      That missile is Kh-31PM, and Kh-MD-E is the one that is white at the bottom.
  12. +1
    26 January 2023 23: 47
    I wonder if it will be possible to launch it from self-propelled vehicles (car, tracked platform) with external guidance from a drone?
    1. 0
      27 January 2023 10: 11
      Quote: Izotovp
      I wonder if it will be possible to launch it from self-propelled vehicles (car, tracked platform) with external guidance from a drone

      Why not ? X-MD-E1 can be launched, for example, from the back of a truck (in this case, the range will be 20 km ...) and why not "illuminate" the target from the air in this case? sad
  13. +3
    27 January 2023 00: 31
    We are not something that is interspecies. Us with a desirable vertical start. With very little response time to start. Cheap. Reliable. Accurate. With the possibility of issuing a command to start from the level of at least the commander of a motorized rifle company. Kg so under a hundred warheads. With a range, too, under half a hundred. You need a rocket. To carry, it was possible to disguise a block of such missiles anywhere. Without claims to the power of older brothers in the form of "Iskander" God forbid encroach on the sacred. But fast moving targets also need to be hit quickly. and aviation, well, for the life of her, does not react quickly. Plus, there is no connection as always. And you have to hit. Fast and accurate. So why not make "Grad" dumb? And instead of doing landscape design. Do not receive clear commands for metered launches of missiles from the package that will be. "smart"
  14. 0
    27 January 2023 00: 41
    Why "E"?
    It is customary for us to designate export options with weakened characteristics in this way. Although the T-90 and SU-30 survived thanks to Indian contracts ...
  15. 0
    27 January 2023 00: 44
    Western analogues of Bridgestone? Patrol ships can also be put on boats.
    1. 0
      27 January 2023 10: 14
      Quote: Pavel57
      Patrol ships can also be put on boats

      You can also "load" on a truck ... and on MT-LB!
  16. 0
    27 January 2023 18: 23
    Quote: BoA KAA
    Quote from Orange Bigg
    Well, here's a present for the Leopard 2A6. So to speak, we meet with bread and salt. I think that 30 kg of the warhead will be enough for him.

    Does she have warheads, is it cumulative or armor-piercing ???
    At best, it will demolish all attachments, so to speak, "concuss" Abrash or Leopold. But if it dies under the bottom, well, it will probably be able to turn it over ... However, it is unlikely to penetrate 500mm of composite armor ...
    IMHO.

    But it will take everything nafig off the case, and the devices will not be good
  17. -1
    28 January 2023 21: 58
    I can’t find an answer to a completely logical question: If the missile holds a diameter of 80 km and has excellent characteristics, then why didn’t the equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine turn into burnt scrap metal on the contact line.?