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Onyx Supersonic Cruise Missile

Onyx Supersonic Cruise Missile:

Russia’s Onyx supersonic cruise missile, which has frequently struck Ukrainian targets, is slated to get deadlier with a new target seeker.

  • The P-800 Onyx, a supersonic medium-range cruise missile, is designed to combat surface ship groups, as well as to destroy ground targets in conditions of strong fire and electronic countermeasures
  • Also known as Russian Brahmos, it can reach speeds of over 3,000 km/h, making it extremely difficult to intercept.
  • Additionally, the missile operates at an altitude of 10-15 meters above land or water, further enhancing its stealth capabilities.
  • The missile has a range of up to 300 kilometers in its default trajectory and a range of 120 km in a low-altitude trajectory.
  • It can be launched from surface ships, submarines and land-based equipment.
  • It is a self-guided munition, designed with the “shoot and forget” principle in mind.
  • Unlike some other missiles that rely on extensive target data, the Onyx missile requires minimal information about its target to strike it successfully.