“All US aircraft carriers are at risk”: the foreign press assessed the rearmament of the Russian Navy with Zircon missiles

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“All US aircraft carriers are at risk”: the foreign press assessed the rearmament of the Russian Navy with Zircon missiles

In his recent speech, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called on shipyards to promote rearmament fleet for new missiles capable of effectively hitting aircraft carriers and ship groups attached to them.

American AUGs are key to maintaining US hegemony, and Russia appears to have taken note. But the task facing the Russian Federation is not trivial

- stated in the EurAsian Times.



As noted, Russian missiles will have to overcome layered air defense on their way to the AUG. The aircraft carrier is equipped with anti-aircraft systems of all ranges (short, medium and long range), and the ships accompanying it will contribute to the overall defense. The airspace around the AUG is monitored around the clock by AWACS aircraft.

Subsonic cruise missiles such as Kalibr do not pose a threat to an aircraft carrier. They are easy to detect and destroy long before they approach the AUG, even in the event of a massive attack

- think in the foreign press.

As the author writes, only one system designed to sink American aircraft carriers is currently deployed on the ships of the Russian Navy - this is the P-700 Granit missile: a 7-ton anti-ship missile with a 750-kg warhead with a capacity of 500 kt (which can be equipped with nuclear weapons ). It is able to reach speeds of up to Mach 1,6 at low altitude and over 2,5 at high altitude. The maximum range is 625 km.

One hit from Granit, even with a conventional warhead, will most likely cripple the aircraft carrier

- the author believes.


Anti-ship missile "Granit"


According to him, only the nuclear-powered cruisers Peter the Great and Admiral Nakhimov are armed with this anti-ship missile system, the location of which the US Navy is able to constantly monitor. Therefore, he believes, they have no chance of getting closer to the AUG within the launch range of the Granit.

The Russian P-800 Onyx anti-ship missile has supersonic speed and maneuverability to overcome AUG defenses, and they are installed on many ships and submarines. However, their 300 kg warhead is much smaller than the 750 kg Granit warhead.

The likelihood that one or even several Onyx strikes could sink an aircraft carrier is minimal

- the author considers.

According to him, the only equivalent of “Granit” as the main means of destroying AUG can only be the hypersonic cruise missile 3M22 “Zircon”, which is capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 8 and hitting targets at ranges of up to 500-1000 km.

The hypersonic Zircon will be almost impossible to intercept by air defense systems of an aircraft carrier group. Its warhead, weighing 300-400 kg, due to its high flight speed, will be as destructive as that of the Granit, and will probably disable the aircraft carrier

- indicated in the publication.

According to the author, all future Project 22350 frigates, Gremyashchiy class corvettes (equipped with UKKS during their construction), Udaloy project anti-submarine destroyers, Yasen-class submarines and modernized Antey submarines will become carriers of the Zircon. Air-launched hypersonic cruise missiles should also be considered.

In the face of such a threat, all US aircraft carriers are at risk

- the author concludes, assessing the new Russian anti-ship missile system.

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  1. -7
    23 November 2023 22: 11
    I don’t understand how a rocket was placed in a launch pad for launching missiles weighing up to 3 tons, which in order to reach the declared speed requires an booster stage weighing at least 19 tons...
    1. +2
      23 November 2023 23: 40
      alexku69 (Alexey) but this is a secret, but for our designers, this is an open secret............
      1. +1
        24 November 2023 08: 17
        Onyx is passed off as zircon. That's the whole open secret.
        1. 0
          24 November 2023 17: 59
          Quote: alexku69
          Onyx is passed off as zircon. That's the whole open secret.

          The Zircon ramjet engine and a more powerful booster (acceleration stage), as well as the actual architecture and structural materials and operating echelon, allow the development of such speeds (up to 9 - 10 M). “Zircon” is not a myth and there is certainly no doubt about its existence in the United States... Only our open pessimists doubt it.
          The carriers of the “Zircons”, in addition to surface ships, are the MAPL\SSBN “Yasen-M”, and the “Granites”, in addition to the “Peter” and the two remaining Project 1164, are all the “Loaves” of the Project 949\949A Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet.
          In addition, the carriers of zircon" from surface assets are the modernized BOD Project 1155, and maybe the "Karakurt".
          It would be nice if the turn came to the launching of the Borey-K SSGN as carriers of the Zircons, Caliber and Caliber-M.
  2. -4
    23 November 2023 22: 15
    All discussions about whether the Zircon will be able to reach/hit an aircraft carrier are meaningless until there is practical application for this purpose
    1. +3
      23 November 2023 22: 45
      Quote: Taskhyl
      All discussions about whether the Zircon will be able to reach/hit an aircraft carrier are meaningless until there is practical application for this purpose

      So the Anglo-Saxons live happily on reasoning, deception, deceit, bribery, blackmail... that's how long they live happily.
  3. +1
    23 November 2023 22: 19
    An aircraft carrier is practical close to the shore, so coastal systems will be enough against aircraft carriers.
    1. +3
      24 November 2023 01: 03
      As noted, Russian missiles will have to overcome layered air defense on their way to the AUG. The aircraft carrier is equipped with anti-aircraft systems of all ranges (short, medium and long range)

      You don't have to read any further from this author. His opinion is not interesting.
      1. +1
        24 November 2023 18: 03
        Quote: Alex777
        You don't have to read any further from this author. His opinion is not interesting.

        Well, the topic appeared - Shoigu appealed to shipbuilders to build more Zircon carriers... maybe they will actually build more... after all, the unsinkable head of USC was removed... control was given to the bankers. And our banks, as you know, are the main ones, and “Big” patriots.
        1. +2
          24 November 2023 19: 19
          I'm talking about long-range air defense on American aircraft carriers.
          He is not there, never was and never will be. All air defense - escort.
          But if the EurAsian Times counts planes
          as short-, medium- and long-range air defense, then
          then of course...
          1. +1
            24 November 2023 19: 53
            Quote: Alex777
            I'm talking about long-range air defense on American aircraft carriers.

            Yes, this is just clear, the author put everything together, hung the air defense capabilities of the entire AUG on the AV itself... negligence, irresponsibility and low competence. request But the news in itself is good - Shoigu himself asked to speed it up, strengthen it, deepen it. Maybe with the construction of surface ships things will get better. And this wouldn’t hurt with underwater ones either.
            Quote: Alex777
            But if the EurAsian Times counts planes
            as short-, medium- and long-range air defense, then
            then of course...

            In fact, the main means of air defense of the AUG have always been considered to be the fighter wing and AWACS aircraft. And “Phoenixes” for the F-14 were created to intercept our MRA aircraft and heavy anti-ship missiles.
            but the IJIS system has long been struggling with high-altitude high-speed targets (in its potential).
            1. +1
              25 November 2023 00: 31
              Quote: bayard
              But the news in itself is good - Shoigu himself asked to speed it up, strengthen it, deepen it.

              1. Shoigu did return independence to the fleet.
              Fleet development in the districts - no comment.
              2. Shoigu should not be called upon, but should be paid... He knows and knows this. He's doing well with seiners...
              And the ships should be ordered by those who will fight on them.
              Then, I hope, life will get better. drinks
              1. +2
                25 November 2023 02: 48
                Quote: Alex777
                Shoigu should not be called upon, but he must pay... He knows and knows this.

                But he doesn't like it. But twisting your arms against supplier fines and sanctions is a favorite pastime. The other day, the court gave the Moscow Region a ruling on the naughty hands in another lawsuit, I hope this will become a good tradition.
                Quote: Alex777
                He's doing well with seiners...

                And with frigates it’s not very good yet... but since he “asked” to speed up and deepen it, maybe they’ll start building... Since it’s working out with seiners...
                But the fact that the Navy Commander-in-Chief's powers were returned... is not bad. I wish there were more boats... If they don’t reschedule again next year, there will be a good replenishment. drinks
                1. +2
                  25 November 2023 15: 05
                  Quote: bayard
                  But the fact that the Navy Commander-in-Chief's powers were returned... is not bad. I wish there were more boats... If they don’t reschedule again next year, there will be a good replenishment.

                  I think that Rakhmanov was not filmed to move ships. If earlier they “didn’t understand” why the fleet and all sorts of “experiments” were carried out, now everything is clear.
                  A fleet is needed and there needs to be a fleet. If only there was enough money.
                  1. 0
                    26 November 2023 00: 05
                    Quote: Alex777
                    I think that Rakhmanov was not filmed to transport ships.

                    Unfortunately, much has been lost in terms of time, restoration of competencies, and training of personnel. To build the Fleet at a normal pace, it is necessary to sharply increase the number of personnel in the industry. Moreover, specialists are needed, and they need to be trained. There is no time to sway, and “The fleet takes a long time to build.”
                    And here’s something else I thought about... we have serious problems with the production (and development) of powerful ship power plants, and if the issue is somehow solved with gas turbines, with diesel engines it is slower/more difficult, but also, then with running gearboxes... Yes , they did it for Project 22350, but they are needed for 22350M and for other large ships, of which there are still many to be built. So maybe it would be worthwhile to abandon the gearbox in a number of cases... and immediately switch to an electric transmission? We have already tested these technologies on diesel-electric submarines, submarines, and icebreakers. In China, after all, they faced the same problem - the task was to build a Large Fleet, but there was not enough competence in this delicate matter. And they went the electric transmission route. And now they have Type. 055, and aircraft carriers, and Type. 052D, and even the new frigate - all electric propulsion.
                    And this gives a whole range of layout and production advantages, as well as redundant power supply to the ship, which makes it possible to install powerful lasers for close-range air defense, have multiple redundancy for the power supply of all ship systems, have a powerful radar... And this also eliminates very long shaft lines and the possibility of the onboard substation is powered by running electric motors from any of the available generators, including backup ones... This is the same redundancy and flexible use of generating turbines in any combination and configuration. And instead of a problem, we will get new opportunities and a qualitative breakthrough.
                    For those who said that this would require "a lot of copper" ... lol Well, it’s somehow enough for submarines and icebreakers. Moreover, the development of a new, one of the world's largest copper deposits in Eastern Siberia is already beginning.
                    Quote: Alex777
                    If only there was enough money.

                    Well, this goodness is now enough, even despite the sharply increased costs. Without the IMF’s “Budget Rule,” the budget somehow immediately grew out of nowhere, and the economy as a whole shows growth. And capital began to return to Rodnaya Gavan... Even with registration in domestic offshore companies, the money will now work internally and for the state.
                    There is also such a thing as Investment Emission, but for this Russia needs to restore Financial Sovereignty.
                    hi
  4. +2
    23 November 2023 22: 20
    All aug to the bottom... give Poseidon.................
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    3. +10
      23 November 2023 23: 29
      There was a big boom at the dill laughing
    4. +9
      23 November 2023 23: 43
      Quote from: m4rtin.frost
      they even aimed non-existent missiles at American aircraft carriers!

      1. AVU - only one, and not the most important target for 3M22... When equipped with SBP, they will cover the entire naval base or other coastal target quite efficiently. Is this why the small-shaven people fussed so much when they discovered that their entire NATO meeting was under Yasen’s gunpoint...
      2. however, the NSh of the American Navy is very concerned about the combat stability of its NK from the “non-existent” civil defense anti-ship missiles...
    5. +2
      23 November 2023 23: 44
      4rtin.frost (Martin Frost), dear sir, tell these clowns....if you know. And just grind your tongue ...................
    6. +7
      24 November 2023 00: 10
      Stooped deer, go dig a new sea.

    7. +5
      24 November 2023 00: 46
      Ay, well done, you deserve an acorn today!
    8. +2
      24 November 2023 00: 57
      talk more about cartoons)))
  6. +9
    23 November 2023 22: 24
    An aircraft carrier does not have to be sunk. If the missile carrier is struck in such a way that the aircraft carrier gets a list, then the planes will not be able to take off and land without damage.
    The groundwork has been laid. Frigate 22350 Admiral Gorshkov will be joined at the end of the year by the frigate Admiral Golovko, which is armed with Zircons and is already approaching St. Petersburg, where it will undergo an inspection and be accepted into the Navy. It is curious what the fate of the Admiral Kasatonov will be in terms of improvement for the Zircon carrier.
    1. +4
      23 November 2023 22: 39
      Quote: Sergey39
      If the missile carrier is struck in such a way that the aircraft carrier gets a list, then the planes will not be able to take off and land without damage.

      In this case, all the electronics on the aircraft carrier will probably be saddened, crying and in fact, it will be a floating trough.
    2. +5
      24 November 2023 00: 08
      Quote: Sergey39
      If the missile carrier is struck in such a way that the aircraft carrier gets a list, then the planes will not be able to take off and land without damage.

      1. The aircraft carrier has a powerful straightening system and an entire fire protection unit and repair and restoration team. Therefore, the “roll” is not realistic to stop the takeoff/landing.
      2. in order to deprive the aircraft of its ability to lift and receive aircraft, it needs to “pick apart” the catapults (electromagnets - for J. Ford), because, even with a partially damaged flight deck, F-35Bs can take off/land. Or - disable all 4 catapults. It is possible - PPU or YAR (VVR), but this is extremely problematic.
      The aircraft carrier is an extremely durable unit with high combat potential. And professionals know this very well.
      AHA.
      1. +1
        24 November 2023 10: 54
        Both the F-35 and Superhornets are capable of taking off without catapults when partially loaded. The Indians are considering the possibility of purchasing an F/A-18 for their new ejection-free aircraft carrier, they wrote about this on VO.
        1. +2
          24 November 2023 18: 14
          Quote from solar
          The Indians are considering the possibility of purchasing the F/A-18

          The Indians want deck-based Rafales, but the Americans are trying to sell them Hornets. They also built a springboard to prove that the Super Hornet could take off without a catapult, but from a springboard.
          The Hornet will be able to take off from a flat deck only without a combat load and with a minimum of fuel. And even then with enormous risk.
          1. 0
            25 November 2023 01: 25
            From the springboard, Superhornets are capable of taking off with an increased load.
            American carrier-based fighters F/A-18 Super Hornet, participating in the Indian tender for the supply of aircraft for the air wing of the newest aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, demonstrated the ability to take off from the deck with an increased load. As stated by Boeing, American fighters showed results that even exceeded the requirements of the Indian military.... As part of the test, the fighters took off with two AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, which exceeds the requirements of the Indian Navy for new carrier-based fighters.
            It was previously reported that the main requirement for a new carrier-based fighter is to take off fully loaded with fuel and weapons, including precision-guided bombs and nuclear-filled systems.

            Partially fueled and loaded with ammunition, the Hornet is quite capable of taking off from a flat deck. This is a specialized carrier-based aircraft with an increased wing area, like the F35S.
            There is, of course, a risk, as in general during combat operations.
      2. +1
        24 November 2023 18: 11
        Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
        The aircraft carrier is an extremely durable unit with high combat potential. And professionals know this very well.

        If it comes down to a missile strike on aircraft carriers, then there is no point in poking at it with conventional anti-ship missile warheads. Only warheads with special equipment. This will also give us savings on anti-ship missiles, because they will have many goals.
        A strike on aircraft carriers is already a big war with immediate/very rapid escalation into nuclear war. Therefore, you need to hit first and knock out immediately.
    3. +2
      24 November 2023 08: 15
      Yes. The aircraft carrier does not need to be sunk... it is enough to turn it into a castrato... for example, hit the deck... in the area of ​​the catapult and that’s it... no one will be able to take off or the net. - a useless floating cap.
  7. -9
    23 November 2023 22: 24
    The author of the article did not spend an hour analyzing how reconnaissance, guidance and target designation for Zircon will be carried out at a range of 500-1000 km? Considering that the AUG is a mobile and multiple target?
    1. +6
      24 November 2023 03: 46
      Don't worry about Our abilities and our ingenuity! The whole history and even the current NWO shows our ingenuity when opportunities are limited.
    2. KCA
      +4
      24 November 2023 05: 18
      Who needs an AUG in the middle of the ocean to look for it and hollow it out with Zircons? And within the range of the AUG air group, only a deaf-blind paralytic will not see
    3. +3
      24 November 2023 18: 29
      Quote: Bulgarian_Chernomor
      The author of the article did not spend an hour analyzing how reconnaissance, guidance and target designation for Zircon will be carried out at a range of 500-1000 km?

      A constellation of maritime reconnaissance and target designation satellites. Including maritime reconnaissance radar satellites, RTR satellites with direction finding of a specific AUG signature.
      Quote: Bulgarian_Chernomor
      Considering that the AUG is a mobile and multiple target?

      For the SBC, especially during a group launch, the size of the enemy aircraft carrier escort does not matter at all.
      1. +2
        24 November 2023 19: 24
        ICRC Liana to help. - naval space reconnaissance and target designation system
        1. +2
          24 November 2023 19: 42
          Quote: Digger
          ICRC Liana to help.

          It was her (“Liana”) that I had in mind.
        2. +1
          24 November 2023 19: 43
          Quote: Digger
          ICRC Liana to help.

          It was her (“Liana”) that I had in mind.
    4. 0
      24 November 2023 19: 25
      ICRC Liana to help. - naval space reconnaissance and target designation system
  8. +10
    23 November 2023 22: 36
    We are confident that we can hit an aircraft carrier, the enemies hope and console themselves that this cannot happen.
  9. -1
    23 November 2023 22: 58
    In his recent speech, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu She urged shipyards to facilitate the re-equipment of the fleet with new missiles,

    Defense Minister should command and not call.
    Or this is a mistake by the author of the note.
  10. -4
    23 November 2023 23: 05
    The weapon is good. But it makes sense if we don’t know how to convincingly threaten them, to defend ourselves. The USSR was not saved by weapons or special agencies (((
  11. +6
    24 November 2023 00: 17
    One hit from Granit, even with a conventional warhead, will most likely cripple the aircraft carrier. According to him, only the nuclear-powered cruisers Peter the Great and Admiral Nakhimov are armed with this anti-ship missile system, the location of which the US Navy is able to constantly monitor.
    one catch, “Admiral Nakhimov” is no longer armed with the P-700 “Granit” complex, they remain only on Petra and the nuclear submarine pr. “949A”
    1. +2
      24 November 2023 19: 13
      Quote: Sergey_Sailor
      “Admiral Nakhimov” is no longer armed with the P-700 “Granit” complex; they remain only on Petra and the nuclear submarine pr. “949A”

      There are two more Atlanta Project 1164 in service. But there are also Tu-22M3 with X-32, which will be much more difficult for AUG air defense than the Granites.
      1. 0
        25 November 2023 00: 36
        At 1164 Vulcans stand. They will even be better than Granites.
        It’s not for nothing that they are called P-1000. Although, the correct accelerators are only available on Ustinov. Varyag, it seems, did not get them.
  12. +3
    24 November 2023 01: 12
    Quote from: m4rtin.frost
    Clowns, you haven’t been able to reach Avdeevka for two years, and now they’ve launched non-existent missiles at American aircraft carriers!


    I have to say
    So, Avdeevka is not a distraction, but the real priorities are Fashington, Landon and
    Kukuev, well, all the geyropa is in his pocket, did I say it clearly, or should I repeat it in language?
  13. +1
    24 November 2023 03: 15
    It’s a little late, installing new weapons takes time, sometimes a lot.
  14. +4
    24 November 2023 03: 56
    AUG is a horror story for pygmies!!!/joke/. Why sink an aircraft carrier, destroy the GDP and lifts and everything - a floating piece of iron with crazy security. Apparently the penguins realized this when they moved towards the DPRK.
    1. +2
      24 November 2023 18: 47
      Quote: tolmachiev51
      Apparently the penguins realized this when they moved towards the DPRK.

      Kim Jong-un just showed this video:

      And Trump understood. that there is no need to joke with the DPRK and scare Eun with two AUGs.
      * * *
      Remember when a British destroyer confused the shores of Crimea, mistaking them for Ukrainian territory? if he had done this near the shores of the DPRK, the sunken iron would have long since begun to rot. And we had to show the power of DBK after the warning. This is how authority is gained.
  15. +3
    24 November 2023 08: 44
    I see that the majority of commentators have forgotten worldly wisdom... It was smooth on paper, but they forgot about the ravines...
    In order to theoretically strike an aircraft carrier with something, it is necessary to overcome the depth of the AUG defense. And this is no more or less than 1500 km!
    Our only theoretical chance to destroy the American AUG is the former Antei with their Granites. But possibility subtly borders on impossibility. We need to calculate how many walking Antaeus we have, which ICRC will issue target designation.... Even in the best Soviet years, the Legend with its satellites with a nuclear power plant was not fully deployed. Our ships sailed on parallel courses, plugging holes in the lighting of the world's oceans... Again, judging by how Kursk overcame tracking in 1999 when going out into the Mediterranean, it’s hard to believe that our loaves will be lost today, having been discovered right at the base from the moment of departure ...
    1. +1
      24 November 2023 13: 54
      Yes, we heard that in a week the Americans will determine the movement of our submarines through the water, and laser and electromagnetic guns will soon appear on every ship. You’d better tell us about the percentage of completion of the Death Star, in confidence, tell us :)
  16. +1
    24 November 2023 14: 39
    The aircraft carrier is equipped with anti-aircraft systems of all ranges (short, medium and long range),

    Yes? Is it equipped like this? The aircraft carrier itself?
  17. +1
    24 November 2023 14: 39
    The aircraft carrier is equipped with anti-aircraft systems of all ranges (short, medium and long range),

    Yes? Is it equipped like this? The aircraft carrier itself?
  18. 0
    24 November 2023 16: 50
    It's all cartoons. There's a bear outside the window with a balalaika, gushing vodka from his throat.
  19. 0
    24 November 2023 21: 33
    Quote: bayard
    Quote: alexku69
    Onyx is passed off as zircon. That's the whole open secret.

    The Zircon ramjet engine and a more powerful booster (acceleration stage), as well as the actual architecture and structural materials and operating echelon, allow the development of such speeds (up to 9 - 10 M). “Zircon” is not a myth and there is certainly no doubt about its existence in the United States... Only our open pessimists doubt it.
    The carriers of the “Zircons”, in addition to surface ships, are the MAPL\SSBN “Yasen-M”, and the “Granites”, in addition to the “Peter” and the two remaining Project 1164, are all the “Loaves” of the Project 949\949A Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet.
    In addition, the carriers of zircon" from surface assets are the modernized BOD Project 1155, and maybe the "Karakurt".
    It would be nice if the turn came to the launching of the Borey-K SSGN as carriers of the Zircons, Caliber and Caliber-M.

    Quote: bayard
    Quote: alexku69
    Onyx is passed off as zircon. That's the whole open secret.

    The Zircon ramjet engine and a more powerful booster (acceleration stage), as well as the actual architecture and structural materials and operating echelon, allow the development of such speeds (up to 9 - 10 M). “Zircon” is not a myth and there is certainly no doubt about its existence in the United States... Only our open pessimists doubt it.
    The carriers of the “Zircons”, in addition to surface ships, are the MAPL\SSBN “Yasen-M”, and the “Granites”, in addition to the “Peter” and the two remaining Project 1164, are all the “Loaves” of the Project 949\949A Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet.
    In addition, the carriers of zircon" from surface assets are the modernized BOD Project 1155, and maybe the "Karakurt".
    It would be nice if the turn came to the launching of the Borey-K SSGN as carriers of the Zircons, Caliber and Caliber-M.


    Cognitive activities are sometimes beneficial. Use your brain. How much of the most advanced fuel is needed to accelerate a body in the atmosphere to the speeds declared for zircon?
    There is no doubt in America... Did they tell you this directly? :) Use your brain. If it's not too late.
  20. 0
    28 November 2023 17: 58
    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called on the shipyards to facilitate the re-equipment of the fleet with new missiles capable of effectively hitting aircraft carriers and the ship groups attached to them.

    What do you mean called the shipyard? Now should the shipyard be called upon to do something? In all countries where they exist, including earlier in ours, shipyards were given tasks and required their strict implementation. Or now, when USC has been transferred under the supervision of VTB Bank, should the shipyard be called upon and asked to do something?