Kalashnikov Group conducts successful Vihr missile tests

By Editor 27-May-2021

Kalashnikov Group in cooperation with JSC KBP, National Helicopter Center Mil & Kamov and the Russian Air Force successfully completed test launches of Vihr guided missiles. 22 missile launches were made with Ka-52 Alligator helicopter.

Kalashnikov enhanced the missile’s accuracy in a short-range launch and its flight stability. All improvements were made without changing the missile’s tactical and technical characteristics.

The tests conducted proved that development re-works initiated and independently conducted by Kalashnikov are successful.

Prior to that Vihr’s ability to engage a target at an increased distance of up to 10 kilometers was assessed which also exceeds the missile’s basic tactical and technical characteristics.

The Main Characteristics of the guided missile Vihr



Missile’s speed, m/ s


Range, m

800-10 000

Flight altitude, m


Homogeneous reactive armor thickness the tandem cumulative warhead can penetrate, meters