Kalashnikov to Deliver Vikhr-1 Guided Missiles in 2015

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Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern plans to fulfill the contract with the Defence Ministry on manufacturing Vikhr-1 guided missiles in 2015. This came in a statement by Kalashnikov CEO Alexey Krivoruchko on Tuesday.

“There were some difficulties but they are being settled at the moment. I have no doubts that now it’s over and we will complete the contract this year,” Mr. Krivoruchko told journalists.

In July 2013, Kalashnikov Concern signed a contract for the Vikhr-1 missiles worth about 13 billion rubles.

The Vikhr-1 laser guided missile was developed by the Tula Design Bureau and adopted in 1982. It is designed to combat armored vehicles, including those equipped with reactive armor, and also low-speed air targets. The maximum firing range is 10 km and the firing altitude is up to 4000 m.

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Posted on March 4, 2015, in Defence Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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