Kalashnikov to Deliver Vikhr-1 Guided Missiles in 2015


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.


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

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