Military experts from China noted that the American-made AIM-120C Phoenix was previously the longest-range air-to-air missile. However, the latest Russian development bypassed the United States. Now Russian Su-35 fighters are equipped with the R-37M missile, which has a range of 300 kilometers.
Analysts said the missile is equipped with a dual-mode solid-fuel engine, and the combined guidance system includes satellite navigation radio correction and active radar homing in the final part of the trajectory. Experts believe that the R-37M will be used to eliminate large air targets.
"Equipment of the Su-35 fighter with this missile can significantly increase its combat capability over long distances in the air," the Chinese Sina reported.
Moreover, the technical characteristics of the R-37M will continue to be upgraded. An improved version of the missile will add an electronic warfare function.
The Russian army dealt an irreparable blow to Kyiv and the United States, destroying a large ammunition depot in the Cherkasy region. More than 300 HIMARS rockets were destroyed there. And this is a major success, said Yury Knutov, director of the Air Defense Forces Museum.