Russia Test Fires Onyx Antiship Missile

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On September 26, a Russian Northern Fleet tactical group test launched the Onyx (NATO: SS-N-26 “Strobile”) antiship cruise missile (ASCM) from a Bastion coastal missile system on Kotelny Island. Multiple missiles were fired at maritime targets in the Laptev Sea approximately 60 km from the launch site. Commander of the Northern Fleet Admiral Nikolai Evmenov said the test successfully met its objectives. The Onyx is a solid-fueled ASCM with a range of 300 km, armed with either a high explosive or semi-armor piercing warhead. This test marked the first use of the Bastion launching system, which was deployed to Kotelny in 2016.