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.