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Ukrainian air defense shot down the Kh-32 missile, which was developed by the Russian Federation in 2023

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr19,2024

Ukrainian air defense shot down the Kh-32 missile, which the Russian Federation developed in 2023

According to journalists, the Kh-32 was hit by an anti-aircraft missile. In the published pictures — missile debris with holes in the right wing console.

Ukrainian air defense shot down the Kh-32 supersonic cruise missile, which was developed by the Russian military industry in 2023. The “Military” portal writes about this .

It is reported that the Kh-32 was hit by an anti-aircraft missile. In the published pictures — debris of the rocket showing the holes from the striking elements in the right console of the wing.

Ukrainian air defense shot down the Kh-32 missile developed by the Russian Federation in 2023

X-32 missile debris

X-32 missile

Kh-32 — it is a deep modernization of the Kh-22 air-to-ground missile, the development of which was carried out since the end of the 80s by the Raduga design bureau.

After the collapse of the USSR, work was stopped several times. The development was resumed in the mid-90s and tested in 1998.

Furthermore, there were no funds for the modernization of the planned Tu-22M3 carrier aircraft. Tests continued only in 2008, when the Tu-22M3 was converted.

Tests of the aircraft with missiles took place at the end of July 2013. Missiles were also launched during the flight.

At the end of 2016, the X-32 missile was officially put into service and 30 Tu-22M3 aircraft were planned to be upgraded to Tu-22M3M.

The new missile the same body as the Kh-22, but a more powerful engine appeared. Thanks to the reduction of the warhead, the fuel tanks were increased.

In addition, the deep modernization of the missile received new protection against obstacles. It is a protected radar-inertial guidance system with radio command correction and binding to the terrain.

X-32 flight speed is Mach 3.5-4.6, the range — thanks to increased tanks 600-1000 km.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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