The Russian military-industrial complex has created a rocket class "air-to-air" designed to defeat highly maneuverable and stealth air targets, the newspaper "Izvestia", citing a source in the defense industry. Is expected before the end of December to complete the stage of state tests missiles received index RVV-MD, then the military will take it on board.
The new missile will be part of the nomenclature of arms promising fighter T-50 (PAK FA), which entered service with the Russian Air Force in 2015. In addition, the RVV-MD can be used and the types of fighter aircraft, including the Su-27 and MiG-31. Most of the technical parameters of the new missile is classified. Serial production of the RVV-MD is scheduled for 2013.
According to the newspaper, the new missile is only known that the weight of its warhead is eight kilograms with a total weight of one hundred pounds of ammunition. Length of RVV-MD is about three meters. The missile is capable of hitting airborne targets flying at an altitude of 20 to 20 thousand feet at a distance of 300 meters to 40 kilometers. In this case, RVV-MD and provides target engagement, maneuvering with congestion to 20g.
In addition, the new missile is equipped with a multi-band thermal homing head, which has a high noise immunity. In particular, the guidance system of the RVV-MD is able to tell the difference between radiation and LTC aerial target. The source said the newspaper, RVV-MD is the first Russian multi-band missile.
Earlier it was reported that in March 2013 to begin official testing promising fighter T-50 with standard weapons. The tests will be carried out during the year, they will be attended eight prototypes of the PAK FA.