The Ministry of Defense of Russia was the first to demonstrate the launch of an R-37M missile by a Su-35S fighter. The video clip was published on the YouTube channel of the defense department.
The video shows the flight of Su-35S fighters, which are launched by R-37M air-to-air missiles. It is noted that the video is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense named after V.P. Chkalova.
The R-37M missile at launch has a mass of about 510 kg and a length of more than 4 m. The missile’s flight range is 200 km, it can hit targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 km. Su-35S can be equipped with four missiles of this class.
The armament of the Su-35S aircraft with the R-37M ultra-long-range air-to-air missiles became known in April 2020.