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The Bastion complex: a formidable component of the defense of Russia's maritime borders


Can coastal systems withstand shock the fleet the enemy? Yes, if we are talking about modern coastal missile systems. Russia has such a crushing weapon. His name is "Bastion."

On the Zvezda channel, in the issue of the Military Acceptance program, it is told about what this formidable mobile coastal missile complex is based on Onyx supersonic missiles.

Star Correspondent:

Many people call Onyx missiles hypersonic, but this, of course, is wrong. It's still supersonic, but very good supersonic. A missile flying at Mach 3 has an important property: it is almost impossible to stop it.

Bastion mobile coastal missile systems cover the sea borders of Russia from attack: from Chukotka, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands in the east to the westernmost - in the Kaliningrad region.

One of the locations of the Bastions is Iturup Island, which is part of the Kuril ridge. At one time, the deployment of coastal missile systems on the island caused a negative reaction from Japan. However, the Japanese were once again explained that the Kuril Islands are the territory of Russia, and that Russia can place defensive weapons on its territory where it decides to be the most expedient.

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  1. Cowbra
    Cowbra 24 March 2020 14: 06
    Can coastal systems withstand the enemy’s strike fleet?

  2. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 24 March 2020 14: 25
    The projection of force from sea to shore is the most complex and unpredictable type of military operation, it can be countered by many times less forces, because one air regiment on the coast costs two aircraft carrier groups, and one mobile coastal complex of several URO cruisers,
  3. G. Georgiev
    G. Georgiev 24 March 2020 14: 30
    ... coastal ...? How about fighting an Ohio submarine with a salvo of 154 tomahawks ..?
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 24 March 2020 15: 19
      Quote: G. Georgiev
      ... coastal ...? How about fighting an Ohio submarine with a salvo of 154 tomahawks ..?

      Bastions and Balls are sharpened to combat surface targets. Ohio is already a target for multipurpose nuclear submarines, mines, submarine UAVs, anti-submarine ships and all kinds of aviation anti-submarine systems, etc.
      But at the same time, it was once again shown that our anti-ship missiles (all without exception), as well as SAM missiles, are perfectly able to work on ground targets.
    2. vvvjak
      vvvjak 24 March 2020 15: 21
      Quote: G. Georgiev
      ... coastal ...? How about fighting an Ohio submarine with a salvo of 154 tomahawks ..?

      What are you talking about? What is the relation of the coastal complex anti-ship missiles to the fight against submarines, and even more so against "axes"?
  4. svp67
    svp67 24 March 2020 15: 59
    What is valuable, they look like Iskanders, which means it is difficult to determine what the strike will be with now and it would not hurt to make as many missile launchers as possible outwardly similar
  5. egsp
    egsp 25 March 2020 15: 26
    Do they teach these complexes at the artillery academy or at the marine?