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​Data on Production Rate of Onyx Missiles russia Uses for Strikes on Ukraine Disclosed

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Launch of the Onyx missile from the Bastion mobile coastal defense missile system
Launch of the Onyx missile from the Bastion mobile coastal defense missile system

The P-800 Onyx missile is one of the main anti-ship missiles of the russian federation, which they actively use to attack Ukrainian cities

The estimated capacity for the production of P-800 Onyx anti-ship missiles, which the russian federation quite often uses to strike southern cities of Ukraine from the Bastion mobile coastal defense missile systems, has become known.

In particular, the russian TASS news agency reported that the contract between the ministry of defense of the russian federation and the missile manufacturer Onyx ("Nauchno-proizvodstvennoe obedinienie mashinostroeniya"), which is calculated for one year, provides for the production of several dozen P-800 missiles.

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Data on Production Rate of Onyx missiles russia Uses for Strikes on Ukraine Disclosed, Defense Express
Russian missile P-800 Onyx

If the conventional indicator of "several dozen" missiles per year covers about 30 units, then this means a fairly high rate of production, in fact one missile every two weeks. But if we do not mention the number of platforms that use it.

In particular, the Onyx is the main anti-ship missile of such ships as Buyan-M (9 in formation, up to 8 missiles), project 20385 corvettes (1 in formation, up to 9 missiles), frigates 22350 (2 in formation, up to 16 missiles), as well as in the Bastion coastal complex (more than 50 launchers in formation, 2 missiles each).

Russian project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov frigate, Data on Production Rate of Onyx missiles russia Uses for Strikes on Ukraine Disclosed, Defense Express
Russian project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov" frigate

Taking into account the regular strikes from the Bastion coastal defense missile systems on such cities as Ochakiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, most likely, the available production capacity of the Onyx missile does not allow to compensate for its active use.

Moreover, it also makes it possible to somewhat assess the real capabilities of the Russian missile industry in relation to the production of other missiles, such as the Caliber, Kh-555 and Kh-101. That is, with the rate of production of one missile per two weeks per year, the Russian defense industry can produce about two dozen of them.

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