The military expert told how the Russian missile complex “Ball” beats the American RGM ” Harpoon”
Experts in arms compared the domestic missile complex ” Ball “and the American RGM”Harpoon”. Comparative characteristics are presented in the material of “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.
Experts pointed out that the Russian missile complex “Bal”, which was adopted in 2008, is located on a high-pass chassis MZKT-7930. This platform allows the complex to respond quickly to incoming instructions and maneuver, taking positions on the coasts unprepared by engineering troops. This complex is equipped with missiles X-35 “Uranium” with a range of up to 260 kilometers. On its route, the missile follows the path laid down earlier in the memory, and when approaching the target, homing is activated.
The combat unit is 670-kilogram high-explosive fragmentation filling, which is able to sink any ship with a displacement of up to five thousand tons. Earlier firing showed that one missile fired by the complex is capable of sinking one enemy warship.
The Bal missile system is capable of firing volleys or single launches. The unit consists of 32 missiles.
American complex “Harpoon” can be installed on a ship or a strike aircraft, including the Boeing p-8 Poseidon. The rocket from this complex also flies at extremely low altitude at a speed of 850 kilometers per hour. At the programmed time, the active target search in the 45-degree sector is activated.
Depending on the target, this missile hits the enemy ship or makes a maneuver “hill” – rises to a height of 1.5 kilometers and vertically breaks down on the target. But in the case of an attack from a great height, it becomes vulnerable to air defense. It is noted that the American rocket carries only 221 kilograms of explosive. And the range of the missile is only 220 kilometers.
Based on its characteristics, the Russian coastal missile complex “Bal”, thanks to mobility, firepower and rate of fire, has become a real hit in the field of weapons.