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Brief Look At Russia’s Bastion-P Coastal Defense Missile System

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The Bastion-P is a Russian coastal defense missile system in service wtih the Russian Navy. The “P” letter in the system’s designation means “mobile”. The missile system’s main role is to engage various surface targets, including aircraft carrier battle groups, convoys and landing crafts. As it was shown in the Syrian conflict in November 2016, the Bastion-P also can engage ground targets.

The Bastion-P launcher can carry 2 Onyks cruise missiles. The system is capable of striking sea targets in the range of 350 km and ground targets in the range of 450 km. The missile’s speed is Mach 2-3.

Bastion-P coastal defense missile systems were adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in 2010.

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  • jako

    What is also important to mention is that Bastion-P is in Syria as well.
    They are main reason why NATO, Israeli ships are never getting close to the Syrian territorial waters.
    Some even claim that Iskander’s are there also…
    I would personally like to see plenty of 300mm Tornado’s
    They are precise enough and devastating… and can reach up to 120km distance and much cheaper to use than Iskander…
    They could hit Idlib HTS vermin from Russian coastal postions

  • Jesus

    Bastion platform transforms the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea into veritable kill zones.
    The same can be said for the eastern Mediteranean, with Bastion units deployed in Syria, and the Oniks missile deployed aboard the ships patrolling in eastern Mediteranean.

  • RichardD

    At mach 2.5 they don’t have the speed to overcome anti ballistic missile systems and it’s questionable if they’re immune to electronic counter measure and electronic warfare systems.

    The defeat, if you can call it that, of the SADF upgrades by the Jews has considerably degraded the deterrence value of Russian equipment. And brought into question whether these systems even work against modern NATO equipment.

    Even though the Bastion system lacks the hypersonic speed to defeat anti missile systems by speed alone. It may have the maneuverability to defeat anti missile systems and hit it’s target. Like IAF air bases:

    “They are fired vertically from the launchers using a solid-fuel rocket booster for initial acceleration, then use a liquid-fuel ramjet for sustained cruising at Mach 2.5. The Oniks/Yakhont’s maximum range varies at 120–300 km (75–186 mi; 65–162 nmi) using a low-low or hi-low flight trajectory respectively. Using GLONASS at the initial flight stage and active radar guidance when approaching a target, the missile can fly to an altitude of 14,000 m (46,000 ft) before descending to sea-skimming altitude of 5 m at the final stage, useful up to sea state 7.[2][3] “These complexes are able to destroy both sea and ground targets at a distance of 350 kilometers at sea and almost 450 kilometers over land,” Shoigu said at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with representatives of the Defense Ministry.”

    – K-300P Bastion-P –

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-300P_Bastion-P

  • RichardD

    Syria’s S-200s have the same 500 pound warhead as the Oniks, and 3.5 times the speed at up to mach 9. With the range to hit any target in Israel. Mach 5 is about the maximum speed of incoming missiles that IDF anti missile systems are capable of intercepting according to open source information.

    If my memory serves me correctly, the S-200s can be used against land targets, such as IAF base control towers and F-35s on the ground. Assuming that they have modernized electronic, computer and guidance systems that have the required accuracy and can’t be deterred by IDF or NATO EW and ECM systems.

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    • RichardD

      It’s worth noting that the Thaad system would have little if any use in deterring the destruction of IAF bases and aircraft:

      “The US-built THAAD is an effective missile defense system whose capabilities of downing ballistic missiles in terms of intercept altitudes and ranges surpass its the rivals. However it is strictly an anti-missile system, which can hit targets only at very high altitudes (minimum 40-50 km) which makes it useless against fighter jets or long range strategic aircraft. It is not an air defense missile like S-400 or Patriot.”

      – Battle Of The Air Defense Systems: S-400 Vs Patriot And THAAD –

      http://www.defenseworld.net/feature/20/Battle_of_the_Air_Defense_Systems__S_400_Vs_Patriot_and_THAAD#.XEOL3FVKhhE

      Unless the Jews have developed something better than the Patriot. And with 1 million Russians living in Israel. The Russians probably have a pretty good idea of what the Jews do or don’t have. The maximum intercept speed of incoming missiles that the IDF is capable of taking down. Is about mach 4. And the Russian’s, Iranians, and possibly the Syrian’s all of missiles that travel much faster than that. And even some of the sub mach 4 missiles may have maneuverability that allows them to get through anti missile systems to hit their targets.

    • RichardD

      “An ace up the sleeve of the4 S-400 is said to be its ability to detect stealth aircraft such as the F-35 and Chinese J-20 which are characterized by a low radar signature. Exact how effective is this stealth objects detection capability is not known. But suffice to say there is genuine concern among western commentators that the S-400 could covert the F-35 which took some US$396 billion to develop, into a regular 4th generation aircraft effectively negating its tech and price advantage. The same would apply to the Chinese J-20 if the S-400 were to be purchased by India.”

      – Battle Of The Air Defense Systems: S-400 Vs Patriot And THAAD –

      http://www.defenseworld.net/feature/20/Battle_of_the_Air_Defense_Systems__S_400_Vs_Patriot_and_THAAD#.XEOL3FVKhhE

  • RichardD

    The SADF upgrades after the deaths of the 15 Russian airmen included 3 battalions of the latest S-300s. These systems can be run by the more advanced S-400 systems in Syria and their tubes loaded with S-400 or equivilent missiles. Making them effectively S-400s if a decision is made to utilize them in this manner.

  • RichardD

    One advantage of the Oniks that would allow it to get past NATO and Israeli systems is that “the missile can fly to an altitude of 14,000 m (46,000 ft) before descending to sea-skimming altitude of 5 m at the final stage” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-300P_Bastion-P Which is below the minimum altitude of the Patriot “Patriot PAC-3 destroys its lowest target at a height of 50 meters with the highest at 25 km” http://www.defenseworld.net/feature/20/Battle_of_the_Air_Defense_Systems__S_400_Vs_Patriot_and_THAAD#.XEOL3FVKhhE

  • RichardD

    Hitting IAF bases with Sejjil mach 14 missiles or the Russian or Syrian equivalent loaded with 3,000 pound fuel air explosives should help the Jews to decide to discontinue their airstrike war crimes. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1b2ae2ff3fb2f1488f30bd23b0a4955507bce7e400f24e79b8446662ea7458d.png

  • RichardD

    Is this the game that the Jews are playing with their airstrike war crimes? If it is. Will their luck run out, or will they wise up first?
    https://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02500/Russian_roulette_2500016k.jpg

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  • Sinbad2

    Since missiles out ranged American carrier based aircraft, the aircraft carrier has been obsolete.
    The good news is, America being a backward country continues to build these obsolete vessels, which means they can’t afford, or know how to build modern weapons.