Russia offers its silo-based Bastion coastal missile system on the international arms market 32901164

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Russia offers its silo-based Bastion coastal missile system on the international arms market
Russia is offering the silo-based Bastion (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) coastal missile system on the international arms market, CEO of the Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association Alexander Leonov said on Friday.
     
Russia offers its silo based Bastion coastal missile system on the international arms market 640 0013K55 Bastion coastal missile system
     
The Bastion coastal missile system armed with Yakhont missiles has been developed by the Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association.

"We have developed this project not for the Russian Armed Forces as the territory of our country allows us to accomplish tasks in a different way and mobile systems are more suitable here," the CEO said.

"Countries that occupy small areas and need to defend a limited coastal zone may be interested in the Bastion system," he added.

According to Leonov, foreign customers are showing interest in the silo-based version of the Bastion coastal missile system but are choosing mobile complexes.

The 3K55 Bastion coastal missile system is designed to eliminate single surface ships and vessels within assault units, attack groups and convoys at a distance of up to 300 kilometers (186 miles). The system can also hit ground targets.

The Bastion coastal missile system is in service with the Russian Armed Forces. The system has been delivered to Syria and Vietnam.

The Bastion coastal missile system was deployed on the Crimean coast in 2014. In September 2014, the Bastion coastal missile system was used to destroy a training target at a range of 90 kilometers (56 miles) in the central part of the Black Sea during maneuvers.
     
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