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Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missile (Rinascita, Italy)

Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missile (Rinascita, Italy)The newspaper “Rinascita”, through its correspondent, who was the first Western journalist who entered Syria in October, when allegations of repression were heard everywhere, repeatedly covered the events taking place there. Our correspondent as a direct witness with his reports from the Golan Heights, from Hama and Damascus, was able to refute the interpretation of the events of the Arab spring, allegedly directed against the Arab Socialist Renaissance Party (Ba'ath). Other testimonies are coming these days from Syria in support of the non-existent "state of tension" on its territory, which the White House and the Western media say.

According to the report by Stefano Vernole, “in the capital there is no trace of either mass or group demonstrations. The police do not use the garrison. Road traffic is regulated only by city police. The first who could be convinced of the existing reality were the delegates of the League of Arab States, who, smiling, left the presidential palace without protection. ”

Let us set aside the fake news spread by the news agencies Ansa and Adn-Kronos, which are complemented by the noisy lies of the so-called “big print” of Italy and proceed to analyzing the first of many serious obstacles that would have been prevented from outside by loudly proactive military attacks on Syria from outside. Such an obstacle is the Yakhont anti-ship missile.

Engineering NGO designed and created this rocket for the Russian fleet and the army. Before exporting it in small batches to Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, and Syria, permission from the Kremlin was obtained, since this missile is considered strategic weapons. It was renamed P-800 "Onyx" (according to the NATO classification SS-N-26), and the NPO Mechanical Engineering is doing everything to avoid its advertising.

The explanation for this is simple. This weapon with excellent technical characteristics, ahead of 10-12 years of weapons of this class, created in the United States and Europe. Against these missiles, the “great powers” ​​do not currently have defenses capable of neutralizing them on the way to the target.

This rocket is difficult to detect with the latest generation of American-made radars, such as the Aegis. When the rocket is discovered, there is too little time left before the ship defeated by “Yakhont” to even organize the protection by electronic means.

To prevent the rocket from being detected by satellites, the thermal emission of the engines was reduced to a minimum. In addition, it can fly at a height of five meters above sea level under certain conditions.

Consequently, it is almost impossible to direct the fire of ship guns of the 30 mm caliber, even with several barrels and with rapid aiming against an approaching rocket. The Pentagon’s missiles designed to intercept the Yakhont, simulating similar characteristics in flight, proved ineffective.

The gap in armaments between Russia and the US-NATO did not occur due to the technological superiority of Moscow to the West, but due to the lack of a research and funding plan in this sector, which for years was considered because of the low level of shipwreck threat from the "enemy" for the Pentagon, and for the North Atlantic alliance. Meanwhile, the Russian side developed a military strategy capable of implementing high-performance weapons in order to hit the enemy’s weak points.

These projects began to be developed several months after the explosion of the CSSI. The best anti-ship missile adopted by the whole West does not exceed the speed of 864 km per hour today.

In general, the comparison between the American “Harpoon” and “Yakhont” is not in favor of the first in all its technical characteristics. Yakhont hits the target first.

The versatility of the Yakhont PKR implies the possibility of launching it from diesel submarine torpedo boats, from surface ships and boats, from aircraft and from coastal launchers.

In particular, the 24 of the Su-27, the 8 MiG-31 and part of the MiG-29 aircraft with which the Damascus Air Force is equipped can easily be equipped with Yakhont missiles as a result of small modifications.

This entails the fact that the radar screen allows you to nullify the threat of the enemy to extend the 300 km, which is achieved by the radius of action of air-rocket launchers, by another several hundred kilometers.

Another consequence is that any enemy warship finds itself in a situation where it can undergo a destructive air attack without the ability to protect itself.

Typing in flight speed in 2,6 Ma (more than 3 thousand km per hour), "Yakhont", reaching the final segment of the path (40 km), accelerates to 750 m per second, which leads to a terrible impact on the strength of destruction.

In general, "Yakhont" can sink ships of small and medium tonnage, such as corvettes, frigates and destroyers, and cause serious damage to ships of greater displacement. The 45 charge caliber at the exit of the barrel reaches a speed of 270-350 m per second, and no one has yet been able to follow its movement.

To understand how much kinetic energy is directed against the target, it is enough to substitute 2 tons of weight into the equation Ec = ½ m V3, the consumption of three quarters of the fuel by an air-jet engine, the weight of the warhead, which, according to various sources, ranges from 270 to 300 kg. Having talked about the most essential, we turn to the first of the bad News for NATO and Israel.

In Syria, there are "Yakhonty", Iran has owned them for 6 years. Tehran has 11 (eleven!) Operational anti-ship systems of a larger and smaller radius of action, capable of releasing warheads, an 3 with an invisible profile. The latest anti-ship cruise missile is the Qader. Just click on the Internet on Iran Youtube and you can see a video about it.

The system consists of a dozen batteries, and each battery consists of mobile platforms 4-6. Each mobile platform is equipped with 2 or 3 anti-ship missiles. Why we explain all this will become clear from the following.

Here is what the “Palestina Felix” blog reported (it goes without saying that without Zionists ...) 27 this February: “Despite the constant pressure of the rich and powerful Jewish lobby living in Russia (in fact, the strongest pressure comes from Washington, The author’s author’s note), a Kremlin spokesman, confirmed the agreement for the delivery of the Y Xont P 800 missile system to Syria. The latest statement confirming this event was received on Saturday from Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, triggering the alarm on the “Israeli” side. Indeed, the Jewish state, after its success in sabotaging the agreement between Russia and Iran, when it managed to cancel the agreement signed by President Putin for the supply of the S 300 medium-range anti-aircraft system, which anyway reached Tehran in a roundabout way, apparently results, but failed to achieve the same in the case of Syria.

To all of this, we must add a project in the preparation phase of the most complicated, as the Iranian side at least, anti-missile defense system “Bavar 373” claims, possibly to compensate for the insufficient number S 300 P 1, Pm 1 and 2 to fully provide air defense at high altitude and at a great distance from the country.

In addition, Iran has all the conditions for creating its own missile technologies, knowledge for a further leap forward in this sector in order to quash dependence on “friendly” states.

During the presidency, Medvedev with his "no" for the supply of S 300 Tehran was led by the nose, to which was added the painful management of the construction of a nuclear power plant with 1 000 megawatts in Bushehr, which was completed by Atomstroyexport after 16 years of work, accompanied by political pressure from the US and Israel on Russia .

Let’s see what else “Palestina Felix” reports. "This time historical ties between Moscow and Damascus dating back to the times of the USSR overpowered the pressure of the oligarchs, bribed by the Zionist state. ” "Syria has received 5 mobile systems with 75 missiles."

A print specializing in this issue will strangely report on Yakhonta 76. Reliable sources will report 175 units arriving by ship to the port of Tartus to complete the supply of the intended 225 units. About the remaining 50, which were to be delivered in accordance with the contract, and not delivered due to the temporary impossibility of delivery by the NPO mechanical engineering, nothing is known.

If a gun is bought, then cartridges are usually attached to it. The most expensive part is the gun itself, and as a percentage, its ammunition costs little or nothing.

In the anti-ship system, the price of a single rocket, which does not need an expensive control system, in search radar and pickup system, as well as in anti-aircraft and missile defense, is generally correlated with the price of the platform as 1: 7-10. Consequently, it is quite natural if, in addition, spare “Yakhonts” are given in case of war, which involves recharging the launch systems.

Buying 225 units, Syria foresaw the depletion of its financial capabilities to acquire and use Yakhontov. With a high degree of probability, the green street, given by the Kremlin, was the result of pressure from Prime Minister Putin, who insisted on the fulfillment of the treaty signed with President Assad in 2007. His performance Medvedev sought to delay. At the same time, it cannot be ruled out that the delivery of 27’s February 2011’s most sophisticated weapons to Syria was an additional reason for the US-NATO attack on Libya in anticipation of Yakhontov’s supplies, since Russia had an obligation to supply the Libyan army with weapons capable of significantly hampering external military aggression.

Such aggression Gaddafi feared long before the signing of an agreement with Berlusconi in Rome 30 August 2008.

We will not comment on the Cavalier, who tried to get out of the situation after lynching the Libyan leader and his family with the humiliating commentary “sic transit gloria mundi” (lat. So worldly glory passes) in order to protect their political, financial and legal interests. Everybody sees what he has come to today: the complete surrender of their positions, a person who has turned out to be not up to the mark that befits the head of state or the caustic “production captain” who leaves politics.

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  1. bask
    bask 20 September 2012 06: 52
    I liked the article. I didn’t like the fact that our political leadership. Always someone “presses.” That is the USA, Israel, oligarchs, etc. .. To the allies of Russia, this should not be the President should actively reprimand the ministers, or it’s better to dismiss for prof. .. not suitability No. 1 is a stool. Fulfill all contracts with Iran. Syria provide weapons either for free or at reduced prices. And not what kind of supplies are China, Indonesia, etc.
    1. sergey32
      sergey32 20 September 2012 07: 24
      Assad was clearly far-sighted Gaddafi. He knew with whom to be friends, and therefore hold on. If not for our weapons and support, Syria would have been torn to pieces long ago.
      1. avdkrd
        avdkrd 20 September 2012 12: 30
        I agree. It's time to think (for our political leadership) about introducing a "trend" into circulation, that those who are really friends with Russia, and not engaged in political prostitution, receive real support
    2. Big lexey
      Big lexey 20 September 2012 09: 18
      Arms deliveries should be made on mutually beneficial terms, but not free of charge. The USSR supplied all the "revolutionaries" in the world with its weapons for "thanks" and "promises of socialist development." How powerful the USSR was - and where is it now ?! So only mutually beneficial cooperation in the military-technical sphere!
      1. neri73-r
        neri73-r 20 September 2012 09: 52
        The USSR, where it is now not due to the fact that it supplied other countries with weapons for free, is enough to repeat this Anglo-Saxon tale, designed to hide the true reasons for the collapse of the USSR, much has been written on this subject and this nonsense has been refuted.
        1. mongoose
          mongoose 20 September 2012 11: 44
          how many hundreds of billions of dollars from the debts of the USSR (debit) were written off later ??? so basically it was a free supply of weapons
      2. Stormtrooper
        Stormtrooper 20 September 2012 14: 36
        CCCP did not trade unbalanced. If you sold weapons, for example, to the same Saddam, then the debt was processed accordingly, and the USSR received concessions for oil, gas or something else. The fact that the USSR did not manage to receive payment on all debts, say thanks to Yeltsin the first. He was in such a hurry to liquidate the country that he went to all possible and impossible costs, and even according to the worst-case scenario. Independent Russia suffered a crushing geopolitical blow from the collapse of the USSR and could not continue to provide debt repayment. I had to go on long tedious negotiations with the restructuring.
    3. mladenec
      mladenec 20 September 2012 11: 52
      I did not like the fact that our political leadership. Always someone ,, crushes ,,.

      if not all questions are answered, then many ...
    4. starshina78
      starshina78 20 September 2012 21: 54
      That's just the point that they press, and how they press. There are a lot of examples on this topic. You do not like what the author writes about "pressure on the Kremlin by the Zionists and the United States", but it is so. In case of disobedience, serious consequences can ensue - the money of the People's Welfare Fund and the Stabilization Fund are in American banks and work in the States, not in Russia. This is one of the reasons, and the other is the venality of officials from the government, and the government itself. All Russian bureaucrats (deputies of different levels) keep their money abroad, buy real estate in the same place (registering for all kinds of funds, distant relatives, etc.), even conduct business abroad. As everyone knows, if money or something else is distributed not in one's own country, but in a foreign one, then the owner of money and real estate can be influenced by blackmail. And one should not blindly believe in the sinlessness of the authorities and leaders. Politics is a delicate thing and, at the same time, is similar to a prostitute (everyone uses it, pays, and through it they act and collect compromising evidence).
  2. valokordin
    valokordin 20 September 2012 07: 02
    If the article is correct, but I would like to believe, then finally we began to fulfill our duties. Bravo GDP, I never thought that in the Russian Federation there is a Jewish lobby, although obviously it should have been, as you can see in whose hands capital and television.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 20 September 2012 07: 23
      Quote: valokordin
      I never thought that in the Russian Federation there is a Jewish lobby, although obviously it should have been, as you can see in whose hands capital and television.

      And the aligarchs, for the most part, of what nationality, and many near the Kremlin hang around, and how many sons of Israel in all possible organizations hi
      1. mongoose
        mongoose 20 September 2012 11: 45
        but smaller, at times, remember the seven-bankerism, which under the ebeeen practically ruled the country
    2. gojesi
      gojesi 20 September 2012 07: 26
      Quote: valokordin
      . Bravo GDP, I never thought that there was a Jewish lobby in Russia, although obviously it should have been

      I suppose the article will be half a year old ... But how can you look at Russia soberly, and not take into account the "Jewish lobby" component ??? Congratulations, you see everything, absolutely everything in crooked mirrors.
      As for the VVP, he, like once JV Stalin fights with him and tries to shovel ... therefore I agree with you about "Bravo VVP"!
  3. alekSASHKA-36
    alekSASHKA-36 20 September 2012 07: 14
    The Jewish lobby has always been, to a greater or lesser extent, and Russian leaders need to firmly uphold their positions.
  4. Civil
    Civil 20 September 2012 07: 31
    Let's see what else “Palestina Felix” says. "This time, the historical ties between Moscow and Damascus, dating back to the times of the USSR, overcame the pressure of the oligarchs who were bought off by the Zionist state." "Syria has received 5 mobile systems with 75 missiles."

    Bravo Giancarlo Bravo!
  5. andrei332809
    andrei332809 20 September 2012 07: 34
    good morning. it seems that the author took information on the yacht from Wikipedia. for example: "in particular, 24 su-27,8 mig-31 airplanes and part of the mig-29 airplanes with which the Damascus air force is equipped can easily be equipped with Yahont missiles as a result of minor modifications." bullshit. the air variant is very different from the naval and land variants and has not yet been produced. bastions were supplied to Syria, and this was not hidden. I don’t think that Syria has given any of this to Iran, but not much. and so the weapon is good, well done Chelomey, he looked 50 years ahead
  6. Che
    Che 20 September 2012 08: 10
    The gap in armaments between Russia and the US-NATO did not occur due to the technological superiority of Moscow to the West, but due to the lack of a research and funding plan in this sector, which for years was considered because of the low level of shipwreck threat from the "enemy" for the Pentagon, and for the North Atlantic alliance. Meanwhile, the Russian side developed a military strategy capable of implementing high-performance weapons in order to hit the enemy’s weak points.

    Positive is nice, we can when we want. Greetings to our gunsmiths.
    1. Kaa
      Kaa 20 September 2012 08: 59
      Quote: Che
      At this time, the Russian side developed a military strategy capable of realizing high-performance weapons in order to hit the enemy’s weaknesses

      I wonder what other areas there are developments that the Pentagon has not taken into account. And as for the missile system, Assad will simply have to don’t be stingy after the end of the turmoil in Syria and cast him a monument of gold, wipe it with velvet every morning and tenderly say “YAKHONTOVYY you are mine,” without him already from the aircraft carriers would be humanized in full.
      1. Igarr
        Igarr 20 September 2012 10: 10
        Hi snake
        " what other areas are there developments unaccounted for by the Pentagon .."?
        Without going deeply - is, is .. and it pleases.
        And on hearing - the unexpected demand of the Americans for "Saiga".
        The local guys will not buy garbage. Well, according to the press - such a success of our infantry - was not expected.
        Need to work. You have to work well. You have to work well.
        I ran to work.
        And then, in the last publication S_mirnov reproached me - to wait only a lot. And who will work?
        I will.
        Right now I’ll run straight, given that in the sanatorium for treatment.
        1. mongoose
          mongoose 20 September 2012 11: 47
          Duc, they only have pumps, and hunting inertia from self-loading with a smooth barrel, the first shoot slower, the second are very moody, and at a short distance saiga can oh how much lead spit per minute
        2. Kaa
          Kaa 20 September 2012 12: 39
          Quote: Igarr
          Need to work. You have to work well. You have to work well. I ran to work.

          Hi Hi. How is it, Arbeit macht frei, or what? Work makes a person free ... at the end of it, not before, and no sanatoriums can do nothing for excuse. He did the job - walk boldly, perseverance and work - all fray, work is not a wolf This is not from here. wink
          1. datur
            datur 20 September 2012 13: 56
            How is it, Arbeit macht frei, or what? Work makes a man free ...-- But is non-labor a pleasure? !!!! wink
            1. Kaa
              Kaa 20 September 2012 14: 55
              Quote: datur
              But is non-labor a pleasure? !!!!

              Nuuu, it depends on who you work on, then (if the person is especially good), and work is joy, enjoyment, and, not afraid of the word, straight into ecstasy! feel
        3. datur
          datur 20 September 2012 13: 55
          Right now I’ll run straight, given that in the sanatorium for treatment .--- do not work more than a liter at a time !!! wink yes drinks laughing
        4. Sandov
          Sandov 3 October 2012 21: 06
          Kalash is a good substitute. Personal weapons are replaced too.
      2. Denzel13
        Denzel13 20 September 2012 13: 05
        Kaa, maybe he’s doing it every morning now. laughing
      3. SHILO
        SHILO 20 September 2012 17: 08
        do not be stingy and cast him a monument of gold, wipe it with velvet every morning and tenderly say "YAKHONTOVY you are my
      4. sined0707
        sined0707 21 September 2012 18: 07
        I liked the Pts about the monument:))) +++
  7. SmacXnumx
    SmacXnumx 20 September 2012 08: 55
    This is positive, otherwise everything is bad with us, I don’t know all the old things as if alive.
  8. Ortrega
    Ortrega 20 September 2012 09: 00
    The fact that Russia is trying to advertise such weapons less is wonderful :)
    They produced the quiet, the quiet experienced, the quiet shared with the allies.
    And then let the seeders of democracy try to stick up: D
    1. Che
      Che 20 September 2012 09: 06
      The IL-76 plane of the Russian Emergencies Ministry flew to Syria with almost 40 tons of humanitarian aid, the ministry’s information department reported.
      Sugar, canned fish and meat, baby food were sent to Damascus.
      According to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department, 80 tons of humanitarian aid have already been delivered to Damascus through the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The Syrian Red Crescent Society was given tents, blankets, sets of dishes and light furniture, baby food, and food.

      Finally, more help went to the people of Syria.
  9. 20 September 2012 09: 37
    In connection with the violation by Russia of a contract with Iran for the supply of S-300, Iran, it would seem, demanded a penalty of 4 billion. In my opinion, Russia should offer to share the payment of this penalty with everyone who was for the failure of this contract. IMHO, and why not.
    1. sined0707
      sined0707 21 September 2012 18: 15
      As for me, all these conversations with penalties are all a good setting, the West also regularly rubs our glasses on us, so we and our allies are doing the same. It would be worse if Russia continued to openly supply, otherwise the "scandal" was quietly ...
  10. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 20 September 2012 10: 51
    It is gratifying that there are independent journalists in Europe and they are heard more and more, apparently in Europe they are tired of American propaganda ...
  11. Retx
    Retx 20 September 2012 11: 05
    More than 100 yachts? so this is what our squadron accompanied to Syria ... It looks like our General Staff is going to arrange a holiday for the fleet of the "Defenders of Freedom" laughing
    Is there any information on air defense?
  12. Bugor
    Bugor 20 September 2012 11: 06
    I'd like to believe that on that board not only canned goods and blankets flew to Syria .....
    1. Retx
      Retx 20 September 2012 12: 27
      Canned food and blankets are also important, no less than rockets! The Syrian people should see who helps them and with what!
      1. sined0707
        sined0707 21 September 2012 18: 17
        History shows that memory is short. take china for example.
  13. mole
    mole 20 September 2012 11: 26
    I think the issue of filing a lawsuit with Iran on a penalty for deliveries of S-300 was agreed with the Russian leadership. It was a move with the help of a cat. they wanted through the European court to seek recognition of the decision to refuse the supply of S-300 to Iran as unlawful with a small penalty, and then renew the agreement. But in Europe, too, are not fools. They saw through this chess game and slammed a FUCKED penalty on the cat. Iran didn’t even declare it. Thus, the Europeans drove both Iran and Russia into a stalemate. Now Iran will 100% withdraw the lawsuit, it has nothing else left. They do not need money; they need these complexes for peace and tranquility. Well, I think they will think of producing the S-300 in other ways, if they haven’t already set it. Putin’s strategist is still the same, he’s not fit into soles all this shushara from the West and Europe, he will certainly find a way out !!!!!!!
    1. mongoose
      mongoose 20 September 2012 11: 49
      The penalty is claimed by the injured party. the court can agree with her or not, reducing accordingly to school!
    2. Gemar
      Gemar 20 September 2012 14: 06
      Quote: crot
      I think the issue of filing a lawsuit with a court of Iran regarding a penalty for deliveries of S-300 was agreed with the Russian leadership.

      I think so too! +
      The S-300s were delivered, then "they were afraid" that Israel would get angry and start supplying Georgia with weapons in large quantities. Therefore, they themselves asked Iran to "run over" us (although until recently I myself scolded the "ungrateful" Iran).
  14. mole
    mole 20 September 2012 12: 12
    Yes, but Iran did not demand a penalty of 4 billion.
  15. bremest
    bremest 20 September 2012 12: 53
    A question for specialists .. And why not our leadership to convert the Shark submarine under these cruise missiles? Is there such a technical opportunity? The issue with the Shark nuclear submarine drink would disappear by itself.
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 20 September 2012 13: 47
      Too much money should be easier to build a boat from scratch. You do not forget that there those resources must be completely restored. And these are all systems like electronics there, body strength and much more.
  16. Tirpitz
    Tirpitz 20 September 2012 18: 27
    It is clear that the radar of the ship will detect the yacht too late. To attack single ships will go. But what if the AWACS or Hokai from an aircraft carrier will constantly circulate over NATO? They will then have more detection capabilities and a large radius.
    1. Windbreak
      Windbreak 20 September 2012 21: 44
      Quote: Tirpitz
      It is clear that the radar of the ship will detect the yacht too late
      Yakhont along a combined trajectory most of the flight flies at an altitude of 14 km, this is noticeable to the ship
  17. yacht
    yacht 20 September 2012 20: 17
    I confirm that "I" It was delivered to Syria, but I don’t remember Iran, although it may have been drunk and pushed there. bully
  18. not good
    not good 20 September 2012 23: 27
    More rockets and other useful Russian soldier merchandise for all America’s sworn friends
  19. klavyr
    klavyr 15 October 2012 22: 12
    Against these missiles, the "great powers" do not currently have the means of defense capable of neutralizing them on the way to the target. - nice to know