MOSCOW, March 11 – RIA Novosti. The new Russian air-to-air R-37M air-to-air missile showed the highest combat effectiveness of use in the framework of a special operation – its probability of hitting targets is almost one, an informed source told RIA Novosti.”The R-37M missile demonstrated the greatest efficiency in the framework of the SVO. During the use of the missile, the probability of hitting targets close to one was recorded, that is, one missile is enough for one Ukrainian military aircraft,” the source said.
According to him, to date, these missiles have been used in the NMD zone against various Ukrainian air targets from Russian
Su-35S multifunctional fighters , MiG-31BM interceptor fighters, as well as 5th generation
Su-57 fighters .”
“R-37M missiles shot down Ukrainian Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters , Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-24M front-line bombers , low-flying helicopters and various drones, including Bayraktars. At the same time, the missile showed high efficiency in hitting targets, maneuvering with a large overload,” the source added.He clarified that the R-37M version for the Russian aerospace forces is superior in performance to its export version of the RVV-BD, including the capabilities of its homing head. “The R-37M has unique characteristics for air-to-air missiles in terms of range, own speed, speed and altitude range of targets hit. Now it has no equal in the world,” the source said.According to open sources, the R-37M belongs to long-range air-to-air missiles and is designed to destroy fighters, attack aircraft, bombers, military transport aircraft, helicopters, drones and cruise missiles of the enemy at any time of the day, from all angles, as well as in the conditions of electronic suppression and against the background of the earth and water surfaces.The maximum launch range of the R-37M, according to open data, is 300 kilometers, the height of hitting targets is from 30 meters to 25 kilometers, the maximum flight speed of the rocket is six speeds of sound, that is, in fact, the rocket is hypersonic.