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JULY 2020

Russia Reveals Information On New Onyx-M Anti-Ship Cruise Missile With Range Of 800 km

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Russia Reveals Information On New Onyx-M Anti-Ship Cruise Missile With Range Of 800 km

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Additional information on the new Russian Onyx-M anti-ship supersonic cruise missile was revealed, state news agency TASS reported, citing anonymous sources.

The Onyx-M has the capability of engaging targets with a high-low trajectory of 800 km. The missile was originally designed to be deployed for ship targets and has the capability to be used against ground targets. The 800 km range is a big upgrade, as earlier it only had a strike range of 300 km.

The conventional Onyx has a maximum range of 300 km, a maximum flight speed of up to 2.5 speeds of sound at high altitude. The mass of the warhead of the ammunition reaches 250 kg. The missile can be equipped on both surface warships and submarines.

The development of the P-800 anti-ship complex with the Onyx missile began in 1982, the missile was put into service 20 years later – in 2002.

The source said that “the missile is equipped with an advanced control system and will be able to hit both sea and ground targets with greater accuracy.” The missile’s protection against the effects of electronic warfare is also increased, the anonymous source said.

Another defense industry source told TASS that flight design tests of the latest version of Onyx were to begin in the first ten days of September in the Barents Sea on the Northern Fleet’s landfill. To ensure the safety of navigation and civil aviation flights, several areas of the sea were closed under these tests, “however, launches were not completed due to the need for additional checks of prototypes of the product.”

“It is expected that flight tests of Onyx-M will begin in the next one to two months,” the source said.

Similarly to the original Onyx cruise missile, the Onyx-M will be capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads. The maximum speed of the Onyx-M and mass-dimensional characteristics remained the same as in the basic version of the rocket.

The information provided by TASS’ sources was not confirmed by the missile manufacturer – NPO Mashinostroyeniya (part of the Tactical Missile Arms Corporation, KTRV).

Earlier, on September 13th, a spokesperson for the company told TASS that there were plans to improve the Onyx anti-ship missile.

“Yes, we proposed to improve the flight performance of Onyx missiles to increase the effectiveness of this anti-ship complex,” the spokesperson said.

Russian-Indian BraMos rocket was produced on the basis of the Onyx cruise missile. At MAKS-2019, the head of the BraMos joint venture on the Indian side, Kumar Mishra, told TASS that the firing range of the BraMos cruise missile could be increased to 800 km. He then noted that such a technical opportunity existed. The missile was recently tested successfully.

On September 26th, 2018, it was reported that the Russian Navy test-fired a supersonic Onyx anti-ship cruise missile for the first time.

On September 30th, 2019, the Onyx was fired by the Bastion Coastal Defense System in Chukotka.

The Onyx-M, with a range of 800 km would previously be banned under the INF Treaty, which the US decided to terminate on August 2nd.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    Which means that Iran also has them, why do you think the bankrupt deadbeat Americunt arseholes ran from Qatar to Hicksville, Florida?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74d247b9185af31980108fc281d7448b7081659d21aa22d04760ff319be2fa18.jpg

    • Toronto Tonto

      Still better off than most ruskies EH .

    • smertzakrov

      prekrasni….north amerika is a region of homelessness, racism, drug addiction, poverty and begging—an empire that Galtung predicts will collapse in less than 10 years

      • d’Artagnan

        The average American has a dog’s life anyway and their quality of life is very poor and stressful as endless lost wars have destroyed socio-economic cohesion, which was very frail to begin with. It is a very strange place where people are so brainwashed that they don’t challenge their government and the voracious military industrial complex that is ruining their lives and their children’s future, with incessant delusions of global hegemony.

        • smertzakrov

          I observed extraordinary passivity when I lived in USA
          “amerikans do not converse, they entertain each other. amerikans do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. the problem w amerikans is not Orwellian, it is huxleyan; amerikans love their oppression”. Neil Postman

          • Steve Parsons

            On the other hand, Russians may be able to ‘echange ideas’, but their press and opposition politicians are jailed or disfigured with acid, so not much comes of it.

            It seems much of the criticism of the West is Putin’s attempt to make his poor and enslaved population feel there’s nothing much better elsewhere.

            If you dispute any factual claims, I will be glad to provide my sources as links to artiucles you can check for yourself …right after you do the same for your opinions! ;)

          • smertzakrov

            again u display your stupidity—murikans+the most freedom hating, puritanical people on the planet… u have the most crime, most rapes, consume more hallucinogens, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth, per capital of all peoples…a soulless, stupefied nation of robots
            http://www.sott.net/article/317431
            http://www.bbc.com/news/education-42222488
            http://www.sott.net/article/391148
            “Americans cannot think except by means of slogans–they identify garbage as quality. the stupidity and ignorance of amerikans has long been a topic of hilarity in Europe”. Paul Fussell
            LOL

    • frankly

      First rule handling colors, never let it touch the ground. This guy is no vet. Funny how the training gets under your skin. Spooky

    • d’Artagnan

      Russia, China and Iran cooperate in a lot of military R&D and technological exchanges, so it is quite possible.

  • Toronto Tonto

    HA HA HA information , that’s all they got is fake information,losers .

    • Gary Sellars

      Stoopid dumb cunt of a kanuki Ukrop.

    • Damien C

      Its not fake if you can see it ?
      They’re not claiming to have made these weapons, they’re showing you them!

      Do you seriously think the vast amount of time money and work to get a mobile rocket launcher, errectable reusable tubes, initial lift and seperation capabilities, correction thrusters and main thrust fuel supply. Then to not put an explosive warhead in production for it?
      Do you really believe that because I need to know your answer to that before I ever reply to you again

      • Selbstdenker

        No need to answer this troll. He does not know anything.

      • Uncle Meat

        I feel you. Just added the fool to my block list.

      • smertzakrov

        a fake Ukrainian posing as Canadian

  • verner

    800 km is a bit short for the caspian sea to tel aviv. so they need something bigger with longer reach and much heftier explosives – nuke-tipped in swarms and the israeli iron dome will become the iron dooooom kabooom with no comeback.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Well that is the age of the CVN over, would have to sit around 750 – 1000 km from littoral shore and be somehow still capable of conducting viable air operations.

    • frankly

      It ain’t about defending the country. It’s about defending the MIC profits. Push comes to shove they will not be able to say, we had no idea. Been common knowledge for half a century.

  • Tiresia Branding

    even a new Topol-M tested

  • Saladin

    Russian shores are safe! The Americans will never dare a naval attack on Russia (or China or any other functioning 2nd world country)
    The US navy will continue to do what it did since V-J day, roam the seas and beat the crap out of 3rd world rouge countries

    Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Syria and Venezuela are therefore, not safe.

    • frankly

      Color revolutions like Hong Kong, that’s all they got. Shot one today, 1st time I think. If kids went off like half of that in the US they would have those portable crematoriums running 24/7. It would make 4 dead in Ohio (Kent State), look like a Sunday Picnic.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Amateurish and obsolete exhaust. Bad design. Visible from any place in the entire milk way!
    Our missile is equipped with a space generation hyper modern super future technology advanced first class control guidance precision system, showing leadership into the Mars future and back wheel to the obsolete technology on earth.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Amateurish and obsolete exhaust. Bad design. Visible from any place in the entire milk way!

    Our US missile is equipped with a space generation hyper modern super future technology advanced first class control guidance precision system, showing leadership into the space future and back wheel to obsolete technology on earth.

    • frankly

      Yeah but only Chinese can assemble efficiently and that’s become problematic.

  • frankly

    Seems that decision may come back to haunt them. At least now having seen the pictures they won’t be able to say, we never knew what hit us.

    The Onyx-M, with a range of 800 km would previously be banned under the INF Treaty, which the US decided to terminate on August 2nd.