Russia Unveils New Export Missile For Attack Helos

Ka-52s fly over Moscow.
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Russia has displayed a new, longer-range missile for attack helicopters at the Army 2021 exhibition outside Moscow. 

The Product 305E is being developed by Kolomna Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering, a subsidiary of Rostec, for the export market, the state-run TASS news agency reported Aug. 22.

The baseline Product 305 missile will equip the Russian military’s Mil Mi-28NM and Kamov Ka-52M helicopters. 

The export version of the 105 kg (281 lb.) missile is being displayed with a listed range of 14.5 km (9 mi.), packing a 25 kg. warhead, according to TASS.

The Product 305 may replace or augment two other missiles in the Russian inventory. The Mi-28NM now carries the 9M120 Attack missile made by Kolomna, offering 6-km range. The 9K121 Whirlwind is carried by the Ka-52, offering a range up to 12 km. 

Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.