The Kh-29 Kedge is a product of the Soviet Union and was developed during the late 1970s. It was introduced into service in the early 1980s

The Kh-29 is a guided air-to-surface missile designed for launch from fixed-wing aircraft

The missile employs a semi-active laser homing guidance system. It relies on laser illumination from the launching aircraft or another designated source to guide it accurately to its target

The Kh-29 has a range of approximately 10 to 30 kilometers (6.2 to 18.6 miles), depending on the variant and launch altitude

The missile is equipped with a high-explosive (HE) fragmentation warhead designed to inflict damage on a variety of target types, including ships, vehicles, and structures

The Kh-29 has several variants, including anti-ship (Kh-29T), anti-radar (Kh-29L), and TV-guided (Kh-29TE) versions. The Kh-29D variant features increased penetration capabilities for attacking hardened targets

The Kh-29 can be carried and launched from a range of aircraft, including Su-24, Su-25, Su-30, and other compatible aircraft.

The missile is used primarily for precision strikes against naval vessels, enemy radar installations, and ground targets

The Kh-29 has seen combat in various conflicts, including the Iran-Iraq War, conflicts in the Caucasus region, and the ongoing Syrian Civil War

Over the years, the Kh-29 has undergone upgrades to improve its accuracy, range, and effectiveness against modern threats. These upgrades have helped maintain its relevance in modern warfare