Russian Black Sea Fleet Bastion Coastal Defense System Launching Oniks Missiles To Ukraine
Video from the Russian Ministry of Protection, reportedly exhibits the Black Sea Fleet Bastion Coastal Protection System launching Oniks missiles at a Ukrainian command submit. Till now, Russia has begun to make use of some unusual weapons to hit Ukrainian floor targets. The Ok-300P Bastion-P (NATO reporting identify SS-C-5 Stooge) is a Russian cellular coastal defence missile system. The missile utilized by the Bastion-P is the P-800 Oniks, a supersonic anti-ship missile with a 200–250 kg (440–550 lb) warhead. The primary position of the Bastion-P is to have interaction floor ships together with provider battle teams, convoys, and touchdown craft.
The system was developed along with the Belarusian firm Tekhnosoyuzproekt. A typical battery consists of 1-2 command and management autos primarily based on the Kamaz 43101 6×6 truck, one help car, 4 launcher autos primarily based on the MZKT-7930 8×8 chassis every operated by a 3-man crew and holding two missiles, and 4 loader autos; launcher autos might be positioned as much as 25 km (16 mi) away from the C2 autos. Upon halting, missiles might be readied for firing inside 5 minutes, and each fired in 2-5 second intervals. The cellular launcher can stay on lively standby over a interval of three–5 days, or as much as 30 days when accompanied by a help car.
The P-800 Oniks, additionally identified in export markets as Yakhont is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a ramjet model of P-80 Zub. They’re fired vertically from the launchers utilizing a solid-fuel rocket booster for preliminary acceleration, then use a liquid-fuel ramjet for sustained cruising at Mach 2.5. The Oniks most vary varies at 120–300 km utilizing a low-low or hi-low flight trajectory respectively. Utilizing GLONASS on the preliminary flight stage and lively radar steering when approaching a goal, the missile can fly to an altitude of 14,000 m earlier than descending to sea-skimming altitude of 5 m on the closing stage, helpful as much as sea state 7.
On 2 March 2011, it was reported that Russia could be deploying the system on the Kuril Islands within the Far East. On 15 March 2015, it was reported that Russia had deployed the system in Crimea. On 15 November 2016, Russia introduced it had deployed Ok-300P Bastion-P techniques to Syria, the place it fired Oniks missiles at land targets as a part of the Russian army intervention in Syria, demonstrating a beforehand undisclosed land assault functionality for the coastal protection system; the P-800 makes use of a mix of autopilot, INS, and a radio altimeter for mid-course steering and a monopulse dual-mode lively/passive seeker for terminal steering.
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