Onyx Missiles – Why Russian Anti-Ship Missiles Are Hard to Shoot

Onyx Missiles – Why Russian Anti-Ship Missiles Are Hard to Shoot – News from Ukraine

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Aggressors use such missiles against port infrastructure.

October 7, 2023, 6:45 pm

Natalia Humenyuk, spokeswoman of the “Southern” operational command, said that Russian troops attacked the Odesa region from the temporarily occupied Crimea with anti-ship missiles “Onyx”. 24 channel.

“This is not the first such attack, especially not in the Odesa region. And most often, the enemy uses such missiles against a port or recreational infrastructure. Everything about the sea coast,” the spokesman said.

According to him, the air warning signal sounded simultaneously with the explosion due to the difficulty in detecting such an attack. The invaders attacked a hostel in the recreation area and a granary near the port. As a result of the blast wave, windows of houses were broken, balconies and exterior facades were damaged.

“This indicates that the explosion is powerful. Such missiles are launched above the surface of the water, and they are very difficult to detect by anti-aircraft missiles. In addition, supersonic missiles have a very high speed,” Humeniuk emphasized.

Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Ukrainian SSR, noted that the Russian military is being used for attacks in the Mykolaiv and Odesa regions. Onyx anti-ship missiles, which is an operation with a limited radius – up to 600 kilometers. According to him, the aggressors can save money on Kalibr missiles, which is why they are shelling the south of Ukraine with this type of missiles.

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