Russia revives mothballed X-50 missile in ‘urgent need’ to replace depleted long-range missile stocks – Air Force
Consequences of airdropping of Russian winged air bombs in the front-line zone (Photo:Frame video Suspilne Sumy)
Russian invaders want to produce “long-range cruise missiles” and will use “anything at their disposal” for attacks, Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said on national television on April 17.
Russia is reviving old projects, like plans to produce X-50 missiles, as well as increasing the production of UAVs for use in reconnaissance and attacks.
“Previously, the X-50 project was impractical for Russia because they had a better missile – the X-101,” Ihnat said.
“They urgently need to replenish the supply of long-range high-precision weapons, and the X-50 is a missile like the X-101 or the Kalibr that can fly far and reach any point in Ukraine,” he said.
Russians actively discuss on social media the production of “cruise missiles” that will have greater range of destruction, Ihnat said.
“As for how effective this will be, we’ll see,” he added.
Ihnat reported on April 4 that Russia drops up to 20 planning bombs daily along the front line, using Su-35 and Su-34 planes that are beyond the range of Ukrainian air defense systems. Guided bombs, he said, can hit targets at distances of up to 70 km.
Ukraine cannot effectively counter these bombs, which require Patriot systems and Western fighters to counter.
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