RVV-AE Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile

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The RVV-AE missile is designed to engage fighters, attack aircraft, bombers, helicopters and military transport aircraft by day and night, in all weather conditions, from all directions, against the earth and sea background with enemy ECM and evasive manoeuvres. The RVV-AE missile has an active radar homing head and inertial guidance system with radio correction, which allows in-flight target acquisition and re-targeting. The active radar homer improves autonomy of the carrier and ensures effective implementation of the "fire-and-forget" principle.


The RVV-AE missile family features a modular design with a rod-type warhead. The RVV-AE can engage targets flying at speeds of up to 3,600 km/h at altitudes ranging from 0.02 to 25 km. Minimum range of launch in the rear hemisphere is 300 m. Maximum target elevation (depression) at the missile carrier level flight can attain 10 km. The RVV-AE launch does not impose limitations on the carrier’s gload.


Max launch range, km:

against fighter-type targets 50

against bomber-type targets 80


Weight, kg:

launch 175

warhead 22.5


Target g-load



Fighter-type target hit probability



Dimensions, m:

length 3.60

diameter 0.20

horizontal stabiliser span 0.70

Defense Products & Services: RVV-AE Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Missiles, air to air, medium range
Description: RVV-AE Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
Source of Information: Rosoboronexport Joint Stock Company