Big_Gazza wrote:hoom wrote:If it's Onyx only thats a little disappointing actually, I like the idea of Russia having the option to send an Oscar off to Syria & launch a crapload of Kalibrs on the Jihadis, or even just to have a mixed anti-ship salvo.
Agree, and I'd regret the inability to carry the Kalibre ASW variant, as this could be very useful for the 949AM as self-protection against enemy SSNs (though its probably doubtful that they have the sonar capabilities to detect and track a modern quiet SSN sufficiently to use such a long range missile/torp).
Still, as Seig states, its not actually confirmed yet, so watch this space.
Has a soldier, I want you guys to understand that what you like verse what is tactically effective are two different matters.
Antey is not an attack sub it was never ever meant to hunt other subs so why would it be given ASW?. That's for the Akula-M's kilo's and Yasen's are for.
I have seen no intelligence either to support Kalibers will be installed while it's possible one sub was finished with P-800's so the chances are slim they will outfit the rest with Kalibers.
Fact of the matter P-800's are better for what the Antey is designed to do verse Kalibers. Now if we are talking about Zircon's then that is a different story (Zircon missiles can be launched from universal launching platforms 3C14 which are also used for the Onyx) so imagine 72 Mach 8 Hypersonic missiles being launched at a carrier for example?. That carrier is dead nothing will be able to save it.
Like PaPa Said if they really want arsenal ships they can convert some Delta IV's for such a purpose, P-800's can strike land targets granted Kaliber are better for this.
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