The universal version of the Onyx anti-ship missile system surpassed the American Tomahawk

On the eve, the supersonic anti-ship "Onyx" successfully passed tests to destroy ground targets. The Russian missile, being developed as a response to the American UGM-84 "Harpoon", not only bypassed existing competitors, but, according to its creators, received new unique abilities.

The 3M55 Onyx missile, which was adopted by the RF Armed Forces in 2002, has several key advantages: stealth for air defense, the ability to work under strong radar countermeasures and in difficult weather conditions, as well as the ability to independently capture large and small targets on distance up to 77 and 50 km, respectively.

The only drawback of our anti-ship missile, which, by the way, remains inaccessible to foreign competitors to this day, is the large number of modifications. However, now this is also in the past.

The developer of Onyx announced the creation of a universal version of the rocket, unified both in terms of carriers and targets. Now "Onyx", originally conceived as a response to the American subsonic missiles UGM-84 "Harpoon", and surpassed the cruise missiles "Tomahawk". At the same time, Pentangon promises to create something similar no earlier than 2032.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 11 November 2021 17: 57
    The universal version of the Onyx anti-ship missile system surpassed the American Tomahawk

    Bullshit is kinda exaggerated
    Onyx - 3000 kg, 8 meters 2002, initially supersonic,
    Harpoon - 750 kg, 5 m initially subsonic, 1977
    Tomahawk 1300 kg ,, 5,5 m, originally subsonic 1983

    It has not yet surpassed the old babies of 20-40 years ago. And just now, chtoli?
    1. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 11 November 2021 18: 41
      The author does not understand weapons.
      The answer to the "Harpoon" was the x-35 "Uranus", in the coastal version "Bal". The answer to the "Tamaghawk" can rather be called "Caliber", and then the "axes" in the version of the anti-ship missile system were removed from service in the early 2000s and were much inferior to the "Caliber" (well, this is not surprising, given the time of creation). "Onyx" as well as all our anti-ship missiles "stone" series - "P" stand apart (all supersonic) at sunset, there are none.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 11 November 2021 21: 55
    And I am glad that Putin began to have his own "galoshes". And then after himself, only palaces, yachts, and leave high fences. Although it's not really your own. The first launch of Onyx took place in 1987
  3. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 12 November 2021 18: 46
    It is high time to modernize all the Su-30SM and parts of the Su-34 as carriers of the aircraft modification of the Onyx and Zircon anti-ship missiles.
    Hindus Su-30MKI under their Bramos (analogue of Onyx) have already begun to refine for 5 years, but as always there is no money for themselves ...
  4. asr55 Offline asr55
    asr55 (asr) 13 November 2021 19: 45
    the author confused everything. The name of the Onyx pkr is compared with the Tomahawk kr designed to destroy ground targets. In the text, the Onyx PCR is compared with the Harpoon PCR. It would be more correct to compare the Harpoon with the x-35.