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Russia's newest Cruse Missiles

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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 12:42 PM
Russia Successfully Tests Newest Cruise Missile
Created: 26.05.2005 18:27 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 21:12 MSK


Russian Air Force have successfully conducted a test of the X-555 cruise missile — the newest smart weapon utilizing the most modern technologies, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday quoting deputy head of the weapons directorate of the Russian Military Forces Lieutenant-General Aleksander Rakhmanov.

“Our high-precision aircraft-based missile has been recently demonstrated. From a distance of 2 thousand kilometers the missile hit the target as they say in the air force ”right in the window,“ the general said.

Rakhmanov added that all modern high-precision weapons technologies had been used to create the new missile. ”This is a modernization of an old missile with use of all newest technologies,“ the general said.

The X-555 missile is a conventional modification of the nuclear-tipped X-55 which had been designed for strategic bomber aircraft like Tu-160 or Tu-95. It has a range of more than 2,500 kilometers and uses first-generation cruise missile targeting, which includes a radar scanner and an onboard computer that compares the terrain with a digital map making the missile independent from satellite-based navigation system.


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