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Posted on 04/21/2011 8:29:23 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Indonesian Navy successfully tests Russian anti-ship missile
The Indonesian Navy has successfully tested a Russian-made anti-ship missile for the first time, the Antara national news agency reported on Thursday.
The Yakhont anti-ship missile was launched on Wednesday from the Van Speijk class frigate, Oswald Siahaan, during naval exercises in the Indian Ocean. Russian observers oversaw the drills, which involved 12 ships and over 1,000 personnel.
It took six minutes for the missile to cover 250 nautical miles and destroy a designated target.
"The target ship was hit [by the missile] and sank," Navy spokesman Rear Admiral Iskandar Sitompul said. "We bought these missiles a long time ago, and have finally tested them."
Indonesia bought an undisclosed number of Russian SS-N-26 Yakhont supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles for $1.2-million apiece in 2007 to replace Harpoon missiles on its frigates.
The missile has a maximum range of 300 kilometers when cruising at high altitude. It flies at low level during the terminal phase, and between 5 and 15 meters in altitude.
MOSCOW, April 21 (RIA Novosti)
KRI Oswald Siahaan-354 missiles launched surface-to-surface supersonic speed, Yakhont, with vertical launch system (VLS) to destroy the former KRI Teluk Bayur located at a distance of 250 kilometers.
What is that about 475 miles per hour. Bet you can walk that fast.
Those big fat vamps took forever.
Nope. 250 nautical miles in 6 minutes would be 2500 kts, mach 3.77. Sounds too fast. 250 km sounds better, that would be 1350 kts, mach 2.1.
Yes, miss placed decimal.
“The captain said he’d set fire to our vodka still if he found it. It’s going to be a long cruise now.”
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