Having received the Kh-32 missile, the Russian Su-30 will become the best "ship hunter"


Russia plans to equip its Su-30 heavy fighters with the new X-32 long-range anti-ship cruise missile. According to experts, the missile will seriously improve the strike capabilities of the aircraft, which will turn into the best "ship hunter" in the world. The American Military Watch Magazine writes about it.


The Su-30 is now produced in Russia in greater numbers than any other type of fighter jet. Along with the newer and more expensive Su-35 and Su-57, the improved modifications of the Su-30 will form the basis of the country's air force for many years to come. The latest version of this Su-30SM aircraft is considered one of the most functional heavy-weight fighters in the world.

Although the fighter is already popular in many countries, equipping the X-32 missile can seriously increase its export appeal - especially for maritime powers such as India, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The speed of the Kh-32 air-launched cruise missile can approach hypersonic, reaching Mach 4,6 (according to some sources, up to Mach 5). The ammunition boasts high maneuverability and a range of up to 1000 km. The Kh-32 is designed specifically to penetrate US missile defenses, and its maximum flight altitude of 40 km makes it immune to US missiles such as the SM-2.

The Kh-32 follows a trajectory that makes it difficult to intercept, and at the final stage of the attack, the missile dives sharply, hitting the target at very high speed.

The Kh-32 is designed for use by the Tu-22M3M long-range bombers, which are significantly larger and heavier than the Su-30. The publication is confident that the new rocket will have smaller dimensions than the well-known X-22. This will allow the Su-30 to carry two such munitions on board at once.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 August 2020 20: 01
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    Having received the Kh-32 missile, the Russian Su-30 will become the best "ship hunter"

    - It was already mentioned in the subject here that Russia is "returning" to Cuba ... - this is very good ...
    - It is necessary to set up military airfields in Cuba as soon as possible ... - for such Su-30 and Tu-22M3 ... - and this will be a real answer to all American sanctions and American bases that are located in NATO limitrophes ...
  2. Magog Offline
    Magog (Gog Magog) 20 August 2020 20: 52
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    The picture for the article is funny! The artist did not hesitate to draw as many as three rockets! The text indicates the possibility of suspension of two X-32 missiles ... If this anti-ship missile is a deep modification of the X-22, then the overall and mass parameters remained the same - as follows from the descriptions of the X-32. Total: each of these anti-ship missiles has a mass of about 5.5 - 6 T and a length of 11 - 12 M. Now show how a certain "edition" is to suspend TWO such missiles on the Su-30?
  3. assault 2019 Offline
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 21 August 2020 09: 04
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    Only now there are practically no purchases of Su-30SM for naval aviation ...
    To cover the main bases of the fleet, you need at least 6 Su-30SM air regiments, two regiments each for the Pacific Fleet and Northern Fleet, and one regiment each for the Black Sea Fleet and BF
    This is 144 units.
    This suggests the option of transferring all Su-30s to naval aviation regiments after appropriate modernization.
    1. Magog Offline
      Magog (Gog Magog) 21 August 2020 12: 49
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      At this stage, the fleet bases should be covered by echeloned air defense systems, electronic warfare systems, coastal anti-ship missile systems, anti-sabotage units, etc. The Su-30 looks redundant in this configuration, doesn't it?
      1. assault 2019 Offline
        assault 2019 (assault 2019) 30 August 2020 18: 40
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        Considering the extremely meager composition of the surface fleet of the Russian Federation in comparison with the fleets of NATO, China and Japan, it is the naval aviation of Russia that should become the main striking force of the fleet, capable, together with coastal missile systems, on equal terms with the US AUG, the fleets of Japan, South Korea, Britain and others. American henchmen ..
  4. Cat Offline
    Cat (Sergei) 23 August 2020 08: 33
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    What's incomprehensible .... Why Su-30 X-32? It weighs something about 4.5 so-called .... at the same time, there are Onyxes, which in India already fly 800 km, with a mass of about 3 so-called. That is, Su, raising two X-23 anti-ship missiles, can also lift three Onyxes. And with two Onyxes, the aircraft's flight range will increase. But, something we did not hear that Onyx went to MA ...
    1. Magog Offline
      Magog (Gog Magog) 23 August 2020 21: 59
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      In total, the Su-30 takes 8 T payload, each suspension unit (ventral or underwing) has a permissible load noticeably less than 4 T. In addition, there are restrictions on the dimensions of the suspension: the X-22 or X-32 do not exactly pass into the gap between the pylon and concrete during takeoff ... Including, there is nothing to discuss.