The Yakhont (also called P-800 Oniks) anti-ship supersonic cruise missile can fly at a speed of two and one half the times of sound (mach 2.5). It has a range of 120 kilometers to 300 kilometers depending on the altitude. Per Enemy Forces dot net

Russia delivers missiles to Syria

Russia has delivered supersonic cruise missiles to Syria despite the violence shaking the Arab country and Israel’s furious condemnation of the deal, a news report said on Thursday.

Russia signed a contract reportedly worth at least $300 million (222 million euros) in 2007 to supply its traditional Arab world ally with a large shipment of the cruise missiles.

Reports said Russia intended to deliver 72 of the missiles to Syria in all. Read rest of story.

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