After Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile, Russia Now Uses Bastion P . Missile

After Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile, Russia Now Uses Bastion P . Missile
K-300P Bastion-P

 International Military - Russia in recent days has been more persistent in deploying its sophisticated weapons to attack Ukraine. A few days ago, Russia reportedly used Kinzhal hypersonic missiles to attack Ukraine.

It is also rumored that Russia is also using Bastion P missiles to crush the Ukrainian resistance.

Reporting from the Eurasia Times, on March 23, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video purportedly showing the K-300P Bastion P coastal defense missile striking a ground target.

Russia claims missiles fired from the Bastion system destroyed a large arsenal of weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian forces.

A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the Bastion P anti-ship missile system was deployed to target a Ukrainian military site near the Black Sea port of Odesa.

The fort has been used at least twice against the Ukrainians. Russia in recent days has the most advanced weapons and state assets to fight Ukraine.

That raises the question of why Russia continues to develop its most advanced weapons.

Previously, Russia had also used the kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic missile to destroy weapons storage depots in Ukraine.

The deployment of Kinzhal missiles to Ukraine is Russia's first time.

Speculation has arisen and there are many assumptions that Russia's supplies are running out after firing more than 1,100 missiles into Ukraine since February 24.

Bastion-P is a mobile coastal defense system and is designed to target navies off the coast. Bastion-P is considered the last line of defense in Russia's maritime strategy.

In recent years, Russia has implemented the Bastion-P system in some of its most important maritime areas. In December 2021, the Russian military deployed the K-300P Bastion-P on the Kuril Islands.

The K-300P Bastion-P, also known as the SSC-5 Stooge, uses the P-800 Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.

The missile is maximum propelled by solid-fuel rocket boosters before being accelerated to a speed of Mach 2.2 by a liquid-fuel ramjet motor.

The missile's maximum range is over 180 miles, including the altitude travel phase. The missile is also capable of flying a low-altitude trajectory, reducing its range to around 75 million.

One of the interesting features of the missile system is that its guidance system can work in coordination with other missiles.

The guidance system of the missile will classify the target first before selecting an acceptable attack method. After the primary target, the missile strikes the other ship, ensuring that no target is bombarded by more than one missile.

The missiles used in the Bastion-P system use an inertial navigation system (INS) supported by GLONASS. GLONASS is a Russian satellite navigation system and provides an alternative to American GPS.

Russia's Bastion-P has also long been marketed to other countries such as Syria and Vietnam.

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