Most of the western reports and opinions during the cold war seemed to suggest that NATO weapons like Exocet and Harpoon were designed for mission kills rather than actually sinking a vessel.
Soviet missiles on the other hand were designed to be used against very very large ships and therefore could be assumed to sink most smaller vessels.
The western tactics likely included multiple hits as part of their strategy...
Means that the moskit was designed for one altitude, the 700/800 felxible about the altitudes .
Moskit was designed to defeat AEGIS and it did this by flying at a maximum altitude of 300m to acquire the target and the rest of the flight below the 7m minimum height altitude of the STANDARD naval SAM system used in the AEGIS class cruisers.
Later models got extended ranges by being able to fly high to improve range performance.
I don't think that the granit has titanium in the warhead.They have to had the inlet cone moving motor,and the radar in the front of the rocket.
The CIW has very small chance to hit it, so why they should bother with any armour?
the HE warhead is protected because the easiest way to defeat the missile is to make the warhead explode prematurely. In article discussing interception attempts by MiG-31s they mentioned that two R-33s were needed for the interception and suggested it was because of the armour around the warhead...
Based on this if the attacker launch them from 600km distance then they have enough allowance to make a full circle around the target , around 200 km, to synchronise all wolf.
Actually for AEGIS it would be better to attack from one direction as the number of engagement (ie SAM guidance channels) would be reduced and of course other defences like jammers and decoys would be less effective...
So, will they keep & expend them in that role even after they r replaced in anti-ship role with newer missiles?
That would be a cheap and effective way to use some up... though as targets simulating an enemy system would also be useful too.
Can they all be modified to LACMs & still be AShMs? I expected this development-the Oskar SSGNs can now also strike land targets- it makes them a force multiplier.
I suspect they are basically adapting the guidance systems along the same lines as they adapted the Yakhont to make it Brahmos...
So I would expect fully dual purpose guidance.
I'm not sure about that, however if it's true the good qestion would be: with what would be armed the Slavas, kirov and Oscar if the granit are no more useable ??
Oscars are being adapted for Kalibr/Onix... AFAIK the Granit is out of production but they might have the Vulcan still in production as an alternative.
I wonder how much killing power does exocet and harpoon have? Compared to soviet era ASM
Just look at Ominus Squids signature... when the missile is supersonic even wing parts become effective fragmentation... not just parts accelerated by the warhead.