The Yakhont naval anti-ship missile system (ASM) with anti-ship cruise missile is designed to destroy surface ships and transports of different types making part of naval task force, convoys and landing teams, as well as single ships, and high-radar-contrast land targets.
- unified anti-ship cruise missiles in transport-launch containers (TLC);
- ship- and submarine-based launchers;
- shipborne missile control system;
- ground support equipment with automated test facilities.
Yakhont ASM system enjoys enhanced combat effectiveness thanks to the missile’s high supersonic speed, flexible flight profiles, small radar cross-section and autonomous jam-resistant guidance system combining inertial navigation system and radar seeker. After target acquisition the missile operates in fully automatic mode.
Yakhont ASM system can be installed on surface ships, submarines, ground-based stationary and mobile launchers. Missiles can be launched from inclined and vertical launch units.