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SSC-8 (9M729) Russian Multi-Role Long Range Cruise Missile

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"Cruise Missiles"
"Long-Range Cruise Missiles (LRCM) (More than 1,000 km)"
"Ground-Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM) (More than 1,000 km)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
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notes"The SSC-8 is a Russian ground-launched cruise missile labeled a "missile of concern" by the US after being test-launched from a road-mobile launcher in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Moscow claims the missile is fully compliant with the INF. The missile is likely a ground-launched variant of the Russian Navy's 3M-54 Kalibr missile (NATO: SS-N-27 "Sizzler") or another version of the Iskander-K or Kh-101. It is estimated that the Russians have fielded two battalions of SSC-8s. Each battalion has four launchers and each launcher has six missiles. Experts believe that there are less than 100 missiles that have been produced as of Dec 2018. The missile is likely a ground-launched variant of the Russian Navy’s 3M-54 Kalibr missile (NATO: SS-N-27 Sizzler). It has also been reported as a modified version of the Iskander-K or Kh-101. It was originally designated in U.S. reports as the SSC-X-8, but officials removed the “X” when it transitioned from an experimental to an operational weapon.6 The missile was developed by Russian company NPO Novator."
dateOfIntroduction2017
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Russian Federation"
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name"LCHR SSC 8 WHL"
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"SSC-8_Launch.jpeg"
"SSC-8_Loading.jpeg"
"SSC-8_Display.png"
"SSC-8_TEL.jpeg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"SSC-X-8"
name"Class"
value"Ground Launched Cruise Missile"
name"Effective Range"
value"50-2,500"
units"km"
name"Launch Platform"
value"Ground Launched"
name"Circular Error Probability"
value"5"
units"m"
name"Basing"
value"Road mobile, likely via YaMZ-846 diesel"
name"Transporter-Erector-Launcher"
value"Likely the 9P701"
name"Note"
value"The launcher vehicle of the SSC-8 can carry at four 9M728 or 9M729 missiles."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"8"
units"m"
name"Diameter"
value".5"
units"m"
name"Fin Span"
value"3"
units"m"
name"Missile Weight"
value"2,300"
units"kg"
name"Payload"
properties
name"Missile Name"
value"9M728 or 9M729"
name"Warhead Type"
value"Single Warhead"
name"Warhead Options"
value"Conventional and Nuclear"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"400-500KG"
name"Maximum Range"
value"480"
units"km"
name"Conventional Warhead Weight"
value"500"
units"kg"
name"Conventional Warheads Available"
value"HE, Cluster munitions, Fuel-air explosive, Bunker buster"
name"MIRV and Yield"
value"No MIRV capability / Low-yield (N/A)"
name"Nuclear Warhead Yield"
value"This missile was designed to carry a low-yield nuclear warhead. It could have a yield of around 10-50 kT."
name"Guidance System"
value"GLONASS satellite navigation system"
name"Accuracy"
value"5"
units"m"
name"Targets"
value"This missile can destroy important enemy targets, such as concentrations of troops and armored vehicles, air defense batteries, supply depots, industrial installations, airfields, command centers and so on."
name"Note"
value"Some sources report that the 9M729 potentially might have a range of around 2 000-2 500 km. There are even assessments that this missile could actually have a range of up to 5 500 km. Russian officials have long said they could extend the reach of their Iskander systems with little difficulty."
name"Propulsion Characteristics"
properties
name"Engine"
value"1 stage"
name"Propellant"
value"Solid"
name"Speed"
value"INA"
name"Flight Ceiling"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Guidance System"
value"GLONASS satellite navigation system, produced by GosNIPP"
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