Tactical Missiles Corporation (TMC), one of the major Russian military holding companies, is set to offer long-term after-sales support programmes through integrated frame contracts.
As the Russia-Africa Forum has opened, the spotlight is on Tactical Missiles Corporation (TMC), one of Russia’s leading military holding companies.
TMC is set to design, manufacture sophisticated smart weapons and implement long-term after-sales support programmes through integrated frame contracts. This will enable partners (including African ones) to maintain the operational readiness of the entire missile fleet at all times.
“Since the 2000s, there has been a significant increase in international cooperation in the procurement of Russian-made weapons, including air guided missiles. Air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, as well as anti-ship and anti-radar missiles, are also in service of states on the African continent”, says special issue of the “Russian Aviation & Military Guide” distributed at the forum Russia-Africa Forum.
The Russia-Africa Forum
The Russia-Africa Forum is an annual event that brings together representatives from the Russian and African governments, businesses, and other organizations.
The forum is a platform for discussing cooperation between Russia and Africa in a variety of areas, including trade, investment, security, and culture.
The 2023 Russia-Africa Forum will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from July 27th to 28th. The forum is expected to attract over 5,000 participants from over 50 African countries.
Missile offerings to African forces
Tactical Missiles Corporation is a major Russian military holding company that specializes in the development, production, and sale of missiles and related systems.
The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Moscow. TMC’s products are used by the Russian armed forces and are also exported to a number of countries around the world.
TMC’s offerings are a testament to Russia’s technological prowess in the defense sector. The missiles, compatible with Russian and Soviet-made aircraft, range from various air-to-air missiles to the Kh-38MLE and Kh-29TE.
These systems are designed to give forces a decisive edge on the battlefield. TMC’s missiles include various air-to-air missiles, Kh-38MLE, and Kh-29TE, as well as air-to-surface missiles that can be integrated with Russian and Soviet-made aircraft.
Regarding the new Kh-31P anti-radar missile, Boris Obnosov, the CEO of the Tactical Missiles Corporation told the RT television channel in an interview some days ago: “We have long had simulation modules that allow us to compare our missiles with the US ones. We have a new Kh-31P anti-radar missile, which is better than the US-made Patriot in all combat situations,” he said.
The Kh-31P medium-range supersonic anti-radiation missile is designed to counter enemy air defenses and has a high supersonic speed through the use of a scramjet with a built-in booster.
The Kh-31A anti-ship missile with an active radar seeker, derived from the Kh-31P, is capable of penetrating cohesive and layered air defence of a large group of ships.
The Kh-38MLE is a precision-guided air-to-surface missile that can be used against a variety of targets, including ground vehicles, ships, and air defence systems.
The missile has a range of up to 70 kilometres and can be launched from a variety of aircraft, including the Su-25, Su-30, and MiG-29. The missile’s modular design allows it to be equipped with different types of warheads and guidance systems, making it a formidable tool in the arsenal of any air force.
The Kh-29TE, on the other hand, is an air-to-surface laser-guided missile designed for the destruction of ground targets. With a range of up to 30 kilometres and a powerful 320 kg warhead, the Kh-29TE is a force to be reckoned with. Its high precision and destructive power make it an ideal choice for engaging hardened targets, making it a valuable asset in modern warfare.
TMC’s air-to-air missile offerings are equally impressive. The missile-maker is also offering a variety of air-to-air missiles, including the RVV-MD, RVV-BD and RVV-SD. These missiles are designed to engage enemy aircraft at ranges of up to 100 kilometres.
The RVV-MD is a short range missile that is capable of engaging both manoeuvring and non-manoeuvring targets. With its advanced infrared homing head and high-explosive rod warhead, the RVV-MD is a lethal weapon in close air combat scenarios.
The RVV-SD is a medium-range air-to-air missile designed for beyond visual range engagements. With its active radar homing head and high-explosive fragmentation warhead, the RVV-SD is capable of engaging multiple targets simultaneously, making it a formidable weapon in the modern air combat arena.
According to a special issue on the “Russian Aviation & Military Guide”” distributed at the forum “Russia-Africa”, St. Petersburg on July 27-28, 2023, it reads that “not only fulfils contracts for the supply of high-precision aviation and naval weapons to foreign customers, but also implements projects for their comprehensive aftersales support, in the framework of which it extends the service life of products, assists in their operation and repair, and trains specialists.”
“The Corporation aims to implement long-term after-sales support programmes through integrated frame contracts. This will enable partners to maintain the operational readiness of the entire missile fleet at all times, while simplifying planning and ensuring the efficient use of the funding available for the work.”
Boris Obnosov, head of TMC, ‘the Corporation appreciates the long-standing experience of cooperation with traditional partners in the field of military technical cooperation. We look to the future with confidence, see great opportunities and will develop joint mutually beneficial projects.’