What Are The Top 10 Deadliest Cruise Missile ?

A cruise missile is an unmanned self-propelled (till the time of impact) guided vehicle that sustains flight through aerodynamic lift for most of its flight path and whose primary mission is to place an ordnance or special payload on a target. They fly within the earth’s atmosphere and use jet engine technology. These vehicles vary greatly in their speed and ability to penetrate defences.Cruise missiles can be categorised by size, speed (subsonic or supersonic), range and whether launched from land, air, surface ship or submarine.

1-3M22 Zircon

National Origin-Russia

Engine-Scramjet

Range-1000km

Speed-march8

Launch Platform-Aircraft, submarines, ships, and ground based SAM systems

2-Brahmos

BrahMos Aerospace was formed as a joint venture between Defence Research and Development Organisation of India and Joint Stock Company “Military Industrial Consortium” NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia. The missile has flight range of up to 290 km with supersonic speed all through the flight. It has the ability to carry a warhead weighing 200 – 300 kgs

National Origin-India&Russia

Engine-First stage: solid fuel rocket booster Second stage: liquid-fueled ramjet

Range-290 & 400km for air launched

Speed-Mach3

Launch Platform-Ship, submarine, aircraft , and land-based mobile launchers

3-YJ-18

National Origin-China

Engine-Ramjet

Range-540km

Speed-Mach 0.8 (cruising) Mach 2.5-3.0 (terminal) Launch Platform-Type 052D destroyer

4-3M-54 Klub

The Russian 3M-54 is developed by the Novator Design Bureau. It is designed to destroy submarine and surface vessels and also engage static/slow-moving targets, whose coordinates are known in advance, even if these targets are protected by active defences and electronic countermeasures.

National Origin-Russia

Engine-Multi-stage Solid-Fuel rocket,& Turbojet engine

Range-3M-54E: 220 km 3M-54E1/3M-14E: 300 km 3M-54/3M-54T: 660 km 3M-14/3M-14T: 2,500 km

Speed-2.9mach

Launch Platform-naval ships, submarines, containers, airplanes, TEL

5-P-800 Oniks

The P-800 Oniks is one of the most deadly anti-ship missiles today. It has an effective guidance system. Its “fire-and-forget” system allows its launch platform to run to safety after launching the missile

National Origin-Russia

Engine-Ramjet

Range-600km

Speed-2.5mach

Launch Platform-coastal installations, naval ship, Fixed-wing aircraft

6-Hyunmoo-3C

National Origin-south korea

Engine-turbofan

Range-1500km

Speed-1.2mach

Launch Platform-Road-mobile, ship, submarine-based

7-Storm Shadow

National Origin-France, Italy, United Kingdom

Engine-Turbomeca

Range-560km

Speed-0.8-0.95 mach

Launch Platform-air-launched

8-Tomahawk

National Origin-USA

Engine-Turbofan

Range-1700km

Speed-890km/h

Launch Platform-Vertical Launch System and horizontal submarine torpedo tubes

9-Naval Strike Missile

National Origin-Norway

Engine-Solid fuel rocket booster

Range-555km

Speed-1000km/h

Launch Platform-Naval ships, land-based vehicles

10-Som

National Origin-Turkey

Engine-Microturbo

Range-250km

Speed-0.94mach

Launch Platform-Air Launched

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