Moskit Cruise Missiles : Test-Fired
Russia’s Defense Ministry says Moscow has test-fired two Moskit cruise missiles in the Sea of Japan
- Moskit cruise missiles is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile that has conventional and nuclear warhead capacity
- It has the fastest flying speed among all anti-ship missiles in today’s world.
- It reaches Mach 3 at a high altitude and its maximum low-altitude speed is M2.2.
- It is capable of destroying a ship within a range of up to 120 kilometres.
- A cruise missile either locates its target or has a preset target.
- It navigates using a guidance system such as inertial or beyond visual range satellite GPS guidance and comprises a payload and aircraft propulsion system.
- Ballistic Missiles are launched directly into the upper layers of the earth’s atmosphere.
- They travel outside the atmosphere, where the warhead detaches from the missile and falls towards a predetermined target.