Yakhont vs. exocet vs. harpoon

Until now dominate the Harpoon and Exocet 65% market of the world anti-ship missiles, the Russian missile covers only 20%, and the rest of Western Europe's producers (Italy and Sweden), China and Israel. Dominance of United States missile and France are mainly caused by the missile's own capabilities and flexibility of placement on all platforms (ability of shipboard). Both Harpoon and Exocet has made it difficult if the defense motion for a second anti-ship missiles at a certain distance able to fly low (2-3 meters) above the water surface (sea skiming). This makes it difficult maneuver detection power boats - boats on the water that radar mounted on the main pillar of the ship. Another technological development of the second missile was the application of Electronic counter counter measure (ECCM) which enables the missile to avoid efforts to deceive or distract emitted from the use of warships such as chaff and Decoy. The second factor of the second successful missile was a relatively mild form, with a length of less than 4 meters allow these weapons can be mounted on various types of warships, from battleships light as a class battleship The Singapore Sea Dragon to a big cruiser like the Arleigh Burke class United States Navy. Moreover, two variants of this missile can be carried by an airplane wing and fixed wing circles such as the Super Puma helicopter capable of carrying two fighter Exocet and F-18 Hornet is capable of carrying a pair of Harpoon.

Missiles - anti-ship missile developed by Russia has the advantage of the speed and yield. Missiles - Western missile Average - average speed 0.85 mach / speed of sound (Harpoon AGM-84) to 2.3 mach (Sidearm AGM-122A). Meanwhile, Russian missile range 0.9 mach (Styx missiles) -3.5 mach (missile Kingfisher). Average Russian missiles - a large flat and wide between 6-9 meters in length which contains a large boosters device so that the missile can fly so fast. These factors complicate the reaction rate of anti-missile defense warships to the target missile. Another advantage is that yield so much that can sink ships of destroyer in one shot. Styx missiles that have been exported to many international markets laden with explosives weighing 500 kg, compared with heavy ammunition Exocet and Harpoon 165 Kg 300 Kg approximately. The ship is sinking by Exocet more perkenaan caused by a missile hit the ship as a vital part of the engine room so easy to burn and blow up the ship. This can be seen on the Exocet that hit the brunt of the USS Stark, the ship was damaged and only able to continue the voyage to base for repairs.

Weaknesses of Russian missiles are large size and rigid so that only certain platforms that can run it. Small battleships semaacam Osa and Komar-class capable of carrying missiles for the two ships Styk because it was designed to launch these missiles. Usually Russian missile sales to be a package deal with warships. This is different from the Harpoon and Exocet can be installed on the ship that is not American and French products. For example Fatahillah class corvettes are made in the Netherlands can be installed Exocet and class battleships Kris light of South Korean-made missiles could be installed the same. Because based on the speed and capacity advantage warheads, the Russian missile aside large movements like sea skiming maneuvers so that if the anti-missile defense warships to the target in a state of well prepared, it can be threshed missiles in the air as the Israeli Navy in the Battle of Yom Kippur War in 1973 which successfully blocked 45 Styx missile attack.

Prospect Yakhont

So far, anti-ship missile products to meet the needs of the Russian navy and naval domestic country - under its allies and the country - a country that has become its traditional markets such as India, China, North Korea and a few Arab countries. When the Cold War ended, the supply of weapons to the Russian military more restrictive, while the defense industry has been dependent on the government should be privatized and entered the open market. This condition is very encouraging independence and the Russian military industry a chance to compete with the state - Western European countries. Russia successfully expanding aircraft market and combat vehicles that traditionally the state land - Western countries such as BMP-3 delivery to South Korea and Sukhoi fighters and MiG series to several Asian countries.

Until now, the missile industry Russian navy must recognize the benefits of Western Europe, the United States and China. Chinese missiles even though imitation products marketed Russia but sold in some Asian countries like Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and North Korea. Whereas one - the only country that is still loyal acquired various anti-ship missiles Russia is India. Since the mid-1980s, Russian arms industry to design anti-ship missile that can be installed in any type of modular warship without a single package with the ship that carried it. The missile is the SS-N-22 Moskit, SS-N-25 Uran and SS-N-26 Yakhont. Maneuverability three types of weapons of this ship Exocet like being able to fly low seaskiming 3-6 meters above sea level.

Moskit missile that could reach targets as far as 120 km and a speed 2 times the speed of sound dedicated to battleships mounted high up like a frigate, destroyer and cruisers. The West called industrial design Raduga Design Bureau is the name Sunburn and murderer dubbed the mother ship (Carier killer). Russia successfully marketing this missile to India and China. Indian Navy frigate put the kelasDelhi and Souvremany class Destroyer. Meanwhile, China put on Souvremeny class destroyers.

Another Russian arms industry that is Zvesda-Strela successfully created cruise missiles SS-N-25 Uran which can be installed on ships - battleships corvettes mild-to-type. The speed of this missile is much lower than Moskit about mach 0.7, but has a cruising range of more distant of about 130 Km. Russia successfully marketed to China and Vietnam. Chinese Navy frigate put it in class, while the Vietnamese Navy put on fast attack craft a new class.

Russia is the latest missile SS-N-26 Yakhont artificial Mashinostroyenia industry which has the advantage of technology and posture. This missile can fly at mach 2.5, 120 Km cruise impotent, and racing at an altitude of 15 km and maneuver at an altitude of seaskiming. More than that these missiles have the equipment Electronic Counter-Counter Measure (ECCM) that is not easily conquered by the detractors of equipment such as missiles Jamming, chaff, and Decoy. India was preparing to buy the missiles, and the current Russian approach to Indonesia is also marketing the missiles mounted on aircraft or the installation of this coastal defense. Indonesia seems to give the green light to this offer, and if the purchase means teralisasi Russia managed to get a market that has long missile off. TNI AL mempensiunkan Guided missile speedboats following Komar class missile lagendaris SS-N-2 Styx in the late decades of the 1970s.
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1 comment:

  1. Military pilot who had sex with an 11 year-old boy when he was 17!!
    As a child he was an aggressive sexual preditor who violated his brothers, all of whom went on to have homosexual experiences. 6-8 years old, he forced his brothers to copulate him, one before he was out of diapers.
    Amusing that is his preference in his marriage and he has a problem with intercourse.
    How long did he continue to think about boys when he masterbated??? In basic training? Into his flight training?