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P-800 Yakhont SSN-X-26 by bagera3005 P-800 Yakhont SSN-X-26 by bagera3005
The P-800 Oniks (Russian: П-800 Оникс, alternatively termed Yakhont (Яхонт) for export markets; "Oniks" is onyx, and "Yakhont" is ruby or sapphire in English) is a Russian (former Soviet) supersonic anti-ship cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a ramjet version of P-80 Zubr. Its GRAU designation is 3M55. Development reportedly started in 1983, and by 2001 allowed the launch of the missile from land, sea, air and submarine. The missile has the NATO reporting codename SS-N-26. It is reportedly a replacement for the P-270 Moskit, but possibly also for the P-700 Granit. The P-800 was reportedly used as the basis for the joint Russian-Indian supersonic missile the PJ-10 BrahMos.

Sergei Prikhodko, senior adviser to the Russia President, has said that Russia intends to deliver P-800 to Syria. However Syria lacks any aircraft that can launch this missile and any ability to track targets over the horizon for it, so will be limited to line of sight attacks from ships and ground platforms. Israel is more concerned that these missiles may be transferred to Hezbollah for a repeat of the INS Hanit incident.

Specifications
Country of Origin Russia
Builder Beriev
Role Amphibious anti-submarine patrol aircraft
Range 300 km mixed trajectory
120 km low trajectory
Speed Mach 2 to 2.5
Flight altitude 5 to 15 meters, final phase
Weight of warhead 200 kg [about]
Guidance active-passive, radar seeker head
Minimum target detection range 50 km in active mode
Maximum seeker head search angle 45 degrees
# Propulsion solid propellant booster stage
# liquid-propellant ramjet sustainre motor
Launcher type underwater, surface ship, land
Launch method from closed bottom launch-container
Launch angle range 15 to 90 degrees
Weight 3,000 kg launch
3,900 kg in launch-container
Launch-container dimensions 8.9 meters length
0.7 meters diameter
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Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This missile was tested first as "P-100 Bolide" , planned to arm the "Project 12300 Skorpion" Corvettes which will carry 4 of it .

This missile employs similar tactics as her larger siblings, the P-500 Bazalt, P-700 Granit and P-1000 Vulkan . To enhance survivability against enemy close in weapons or missiles Oniks is equipped wth RADAR Warning Receiver and Analyzer .. that allow her to "realize" the situation and perform evasive maneuver when necessary , the missile is also coated with RADAR Absorbent material as a measure to reduce detectability on RADAR the important part of the missile is also armoured to survive blast from enemy missiles or CIWS gun .However for IR signature.. this missile will likely to have high signature due to aerodynamic heating in low altitude cruise phase, making her vulnerable for engagement by IR homing weapons
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putrick Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
If what you are saying is correct, suddenly the RAM makes more sense.
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