“The Kalashnikov Concern fulfilled its 2023 obligations under the state contract with Ministry of Defense Russia for the supply of Vikhr-1 guided missiles. Products were shipped ahead of schedule and in full. Before being transferred to the customer, the ammunition underwent control flight tests, during which they confirmed full compliance with the contract requirements,” the release says.
Vikhr-1 guided missiles are designed to destroy enemy armored vehicles and fortifications, moving ground and low-speed air targets at a range of up to 10 kilometers. The missiles are carried by Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopters. The rocket’s speed exceeds 600 meters per second.
“A lot of work has been done, and now in the area of the Northern Military District “Vikhr” demonstrates high efficiency… The product is in demand, it has the potential for modernization. There is something to work on in terms of range and warhead. Obligations under this year’s state defense order were fulfilled successfully, but work to improve the missile does not stop,” the press service quotes Kalashnikov President Alan Lushnikov as saying.