This new generation of Russian air-to-surface missiles is the Kh-32 anti-ship missile, mainly used to replace the Kh-22 series of anti-ship missiles previously equipped by the Tu-22M3 bomber.
Since the Kh-22 series of anti-ship missiles is essentially a heavy-duty, long-range supersonic air-launched anti-ship cruise missile born in the 1960s, most of its performance indicators are now very outdated and ineffective Breakthrough the shipborne air defense and anti-missile system of the U.S. Navy’s increasing performance.
As a result, Russia has only now begun to equip a new generation of Kh-32 anti-ship missiles to improve the anti-aircraft carrier capability of the Tu-22M3 bomber. Of course, since the 1980s, the former Soviet Union has begun to work on the Kh-22M3 bomber. The development and design of the Kh-32 anti-ship missile have been completed.