Air-Launched Weapons

New Grom air-to-surface missile undergoes flight tests

22 June 2018

Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) new Grom tactical air-to-ground missile is undergoing flight tests in readiness for commencing series production in November, according to a company presentation). Flight tests of the Grom, carried out on an Su-34 fighter-bomber, began at the end of 2017; according to the presentation, state evaluations will continue until September 2018.

KTRV’s 9A-7759 Grom (Thunder) is a new tactical missile development revealed in 2015. The Grom design is based on the Kh-38M missile, which was cleared for series production in 2015. KTRV director general Boris Obnosov said in 2015 that wings were added to the Kh-38M and the design was partially modified.

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