Kh-31A (AS-17 Krypton)

Operator: Syria Yemen Algeria
Status: In Service In Service In Service
Number: 40 60 125
Acquired: 2009 – 2010 2003 – 2005 2008 – 2009
General Specs:
Country of origin: Russian Federation
Manufacturer: Tactical Missiles Corporation JSC
Introduced: 1988
Warhead: 207.24 lb (94 kg) (penetration type payload)
Speed: Mach 3
Range: 43.5 miles (70 km)
Weight: 1344.82 lbs (610 kg)
Length: 15.42 ft (4.7 m)
Diameter: 1.18 ft (0.36 m)
Wingspan: 3.0 ft (0.914 m)
Propellant: Combined solid-fuel booster and ramjet sustainer running on kerosene.
Guidance system: High-precision active radar homing head and a radio-altimeter.
Accuracy: 16.40 – 26.25 ft (5 – 8 m) Circular Error Probable (CEP)
Launch platform: Air launched
MiG-29 MiG-29 Su-30MKA
Misc: Syria sale included Kh-31P anti-radar version Algeria acquired Mod-2 versions.


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