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AS-15 Kent ALCM

Country of Origin: Russia


The AS-15 Kent (Russian: Kh-55) is a transonic air-launched long-range cruise missile similar in concept and mission to the U.S. AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). It shares similar aerial platform characteristics with the AS-4 Kitchen missile.

In appearance, the Kent resembles the U.S. BGM-109 Tomahawk series. It has a torpedo-shaped body, pop-out unswept wings and tail group and probably a dorsal engine intake.

The Kh-55 is fitted with the BSU-55 control system employing...

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