| Kh-58 |
(NATO reporting name: AS-11 'Kilter')
|Type||air-launched anti-radiation missile, surface-to-surface missile|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union/Russia|
|Used by||Russia, India, Algeria, Iran|
|Wars|| Russo-Georgian War |
|Mass||650 kg (1,430 lb)|
|Length||480 cm (15 ft 9 in)|
|Diameter||38 cm (15.0 in)|
|Warhead weight||149 kg (328 lb)|
|Wingspan||117 cm (46.1 in)|
|Kh-58: up to 120 km (65 nmi)|
Kh-58U :250 km (130 nmi)
Kh-58E: 46–200 km (25–110 nmi)
|Maximum speed||Mach 3.6|
|Inertial with passive radar seeker|
|Su-24M, Mig-25BM, Su-22M4, Su-25TK, Su-30MK|
The Kh-58 (Russian : Х-58; NATO:AS-11 'Kilter') is a Soviet anti-radiation missile with a range of 120 km. As of 2004 [update] the Kh-58U variant was still the primary anti-radiation missile of Russia and its allies. It is being superseded by the Kh-31. The NATO reporting name is "Kilter".
The Bereznyak design bureau had developed the liquid-fuelled Kh-28 (AS-9 ‘Kyle’) and the KSR-5P (AS-6) anti-radiation missiles. [ citation needed ]They merged with Raduga in 1967, so Raduga was given the contract in the early 1970s to develop a solid-fuel successor to the Kh-28 to equip the new Su-24M 'Fencer-D' attack aircraft. Consequently, the project was initially designated the Kh-24, before becoming the Kh-58.
During the 1980s a longer-range variant was developed, the Kh-58U, with lock-on-after-launch capability. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Raduga have offered several versions for export.
It was designed to be used in conjunction with the Su-24's L-086A "Fantasmagoria A" or L-086B "Fantasmagoria B" target acquisition system. km from low level, 120 km from 10,000 m (32,800 ft), and 160 km from 15,000 m (49,200 ft).The range achieved depends heavily on the launch altitude, thus the original Kh-58 has a range of 36
Like other Soviet missiles of the time, the Kh-58 could be fitted with a range of seeker heads designed to target specific air defence radars such as MIM-14 Nike-Hercules or MIM-104 Patriot.
The Kh-58 was deployed in 1982 on the Su-24M 'Fencer D' in Soviet service.The Kh-58U entered service in 1991 on the Su-24M and Mig-25BM 'Foxbat-F'. The Kh-58E version can be carried on the Su-22M4 and Su-25TK as well, while the Kh-58UshE appears to be intended for Chinese Su-30MKK's.
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