|Acquired:||Ordered: 2007 (including 36 launcher vehicles)||2013|
|Country of origin:||Russian Federation|
|Introduced:||Development began in 1983|
|export version available in 1998|
|Range:||High-low trajectory: 186.41 miles (300 km)|
|Low-low trajectory: 74.56 miles (120 km)|
|Warhead:||440.93 lbs (200 kg)|
|Speed:||High altitude: Mach 2.6|
|Low altitude: Mach 1.5-1.7|
|Weight:||6613.87 lbs (3000 kg)|
|Length:||29.20 ft (8.90 m)|
|Diameter:||2.20 ft (670 mm)|
|Wingspan:||4.59 ft (1400 mm)|
|Propellant:||Kerosene-fueled multi-mode liquid-fuel ramjet; launch is assisted by a solid-rocket booster.|
|Guidance System:||Homing head is an onboard two-channel active/passive radar. The homing head is modular including an antenna, transmitter, receiver, information processor, and built-in self-check device. The missile has an onbaord radar-warning receiver and analyzer, allowing it to make evasive maneuvers.|
|Launch Platform:||Ships, submarines, aircraft, truck-mounted launchers|
|Misc:||The missiles are known locally as P-800 Oniks; Yakhont is its export name.|
|Developed as ramjet version of P-80 Zubr|
|The missile is protected from various countermeasures that affect the operating range and angle coordinates. It is resistant to passive interference like dipole clouds and angular reflectors.|
|At roughly 60-80 km from the target, the missile’s radar switches on and searches for the target. When the target is located, at approximately 25-30 km, the radar stops transmitting and goes into passive mode.|
|The missile is coated in radar-absorbent materials.|
|NATO designation: SS-N-26|
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