Russia indicates first operational use of Tu-95MS with Kh-101 cruise missiles

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Russia indicates the first operational use of Tu-95MS mod. with Kh-101 cruise missiles in Syria/ That was reported, .

Long-range Tu-95MS aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes with air-based cruise missiles on the ISIS terrorist objects within the air operation on November 17.

The Kh-101 is an advanced cruise missile under development to eventually replace the Kh-55 missile onboard the Soviet/Russian strategic bombers such as Tu-160 and Tu-95.

The Kh-101, outfitted with a conventional payload, has a maximum range of 5500 kilometers (over 3400 miles) and is capable of travelling at a maximum speed of 270 m/s. Its accuracy is reported to be around five to six meters.

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