British intelligence claims that the Russian Kh-101 missile has become twice as dangerous

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The Russian long-range air-launched cruise missile Kh-101 received an additional warhead. After modernization, the mass of the warhead of this precision-guided munition, used from the Tu-160M ​​and Tu-95MSM strategic aviation aircraft, increased to 800 kg.

This information appeared today on the British intelligence portal. The publication claims that the new version of the X-101 missile will be even more effective at defeating infrastructure facilities on Ukrainian territory.



The second warhead is designed for increased fragmentation damage to the target, which will make it more effective against unfortified targets.

- says the British intelligence report.

However, the mass of a warhead of 800 kg will be enough to destroy fortified objects on enemy territory, including large industrial enterprises and power plants.

The authors of the publication suggest that due to the increased mass, the missile has a shorter flight range, but is still capable of reaching any point on the territory of Ukraine.

Let us recall that the flight range of the X-101 missile in its main modification with a warhead mass of 400 kg is up to 5,5 thousand kilometers. Thus, the X-101 launched from the western borders of Russia can even reach the British capital.
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  1. +3
    8 May 2024 17: 47
    Thus, the X-101 launched from the western borders of Russia can even reach the British capital.

    sleep well.
  2. +4
    8 May 2024 17: 53
    Now, if it weren’t for “kilogram”, but “kilotons”...
    ...a feeling of deep satisfaction...
    ...life is not lived in vain and one must die. It’s not scary at all when you drag more than one or two enemies with you to Hell...
  3. +1
    8 May 2024 21: 54
    It's normal to feel the breath of fear
  4. +3
    9 May 2024 04: 35
    There is the X-102 with a special warhead and a range of more than 5500 km. Let British scientists think about it!
  5. +2
    9 May 2024 08: 12
    Why waste a rocket on the capital? There are more important objects.
  6. +1
    9 May 2024 11: 52
    The most important target is the decision-making center. In Ukraine, for example, the vertical of power needs to be paralyzed.
  7. 0
    9 May 2024 16: 09
    I suspect that by lessening the furl and increasing the warhead, the cost of the 101 may actually have decreased.