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AS-17 Krypton air-to-surface missile

Country of Origin: Russia


The Kh-31 (NATO: AS-17 Krypton) is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) designed to counter the U.S. Patriot and Aegis weapon systems. It has anti-ship and anti-radar variants.

The AS-17 Krypton is similar to the (cancelled) French/German ANS (anti-naviere supersonique) air-to-surface missile, but is nearly twice as fast. The missile has four long air intakes just forward of the tail. Before launch, the intakes are covered with conical caps, which are angled away from the mouth of the...

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