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3M-54 Klub

Klub
3M-54E sketch
Type Anti-ship missile
Anti-submarine missile
Land attack cruise missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2012
Used by See users
Production history
Manufacturer Novator Design Bureau
Produced 2012
Specifications
Weight Varies on variant, from 1,300 kg-1780 kg- 2300 kg
Length Varies on variant, from 8.22 m to 6.2 m
Diameter 0.533 m
Warhead 450 kg [1]

Engine Multi-stage Solid-Fuel rocket, Turbojet engine for 3M-54/E/TE/E1/TE1, -14/E/TE, Solid fuel rocket for 91RE1/RTE2
Operational
range

91RE1: 50km
3M-54E Klub-S: 220km
3M-54E1/3M-14E: 300km
3M-54/3M-54T: 660km
3M-14/3M-14T: 2500km

domestic variant: 4000km
Flight altitude 10-15 m
Speed 0.8-2.5-2.9 mach
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance plus terminal Active radar homing, By satellites , DSMAC
Launch
platform
naval ships, submarines

The Russian 3M-54 Калибр (Kalibr) and 3M-14 Бирюза (Biryuza) are Russian surface ship and submarine-launched anti-ship and coastal anti ship (AShM) and land attack cruise missiles (LACM) developed by the Novator Design Bureau (OKB-8). Its NATO designation is "SS-N-27A" with the NATO codename of "Sizzler". Derived export versions are the 3M-54E and the 3M-54E1. The 3M-54E has a NATO designation, the SS-N-27B; (it does not have a NATO codename). The 3M-54, 3M-54E, 3M-54TE and 3M-54AE have a second stage that performs a supersonic "sprint" in the terminal approach to the target, reducing the time that target's defense systems have to react. The 3M-54E1 has the capability of subsonic speed during its entire flight. Its range is longer than that of the supersonic versions accordingly.

The name of "Klub" is used for export versions, the 3M-54E and 3M54E1.

Contents

  • Design 1
  • Terminal supersonic flight 2
  • Operational history 3
  • Variants 4
    • Domestic variants 4.1
    • Export variants 4.2
      • Klub-S 4.2.1
      • Klub-N 4.2.2
      • Klub-A 4.2.3
  • Launch platforms 5
  • Operators 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Design

The missile is a modular system with five different variants: two anti-shipping types, one for land attack, and two with an anti-submarine role. The missile is designed to share common parts between the surface and submarine-launched variants. But each missile consists of different components, for example, the booster. The missile can be launched from a surface ship using a Vertical Launched System (VLS). It has a booster with thrust vectoring capability. The missile launched from a submarine has no need for such an addition, but has a conventional booster instead. The air launched version is held in a container. The container is dropped, and the missile launches, detaching from the container.

Terminal supersonic flight

3M-54E maquette

The Russian domestic variant (3M-54) and export variants (3M-54E/3M-54TE) fly at sub-sonic speeds while achieving supersonic speed as they near their target. They are also believed to be able to perform very high angled defensive maneuvers in contrast to the common linear flight path of other anti-ship cruise missiles.[2]

Operational history

On 7 October 2015, the Gepard-class frigate Dagestan and three Buyan class Russian Navy corvettes, part of the Caspian Flotilla launched 26 Kalibr-class cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea at 11 targets in Syria as part of the Russian intervention in Syria during the Syrian Civil War. The missiles traveled 1,500 km (932 mi) through Iranian and Iraqi airspace and struck targets in Raqqa and Aleppo provinces (controlled by the Islamic State), but primarily Idlib province (controlled by the Free Syrian Army and Nusra Front).[3][4][5] Anonymous Pentagon officials and several Iranian newspapers reported that four missiles crashed in Iran.[6] Russian and Iranian governments denied this claim [7] while Pentagon and State Department officials refused to comment on the reports.[8] Russia posted video footage of 26 Kalibr missile launches as well as several videos of missile impacts without time or location information.[9]

Variants

Domestic variants are basic versions of this missile family; these are the 3M-54 and 3M-14. The export model is called the "Club" (Klub). There are two major launch vehicles: the Klub-S, designed for use from submarines, and the Klub-N, designed for surface ships. These two launch platforms can be equipped with the following warhead and guidance combinations:[10]

Domestic variants

  • 3M-54 - DOD designation SS-N-27A (NATO codename "Sizzler"). An anti-shipping variant deployed by the Russian Navy, as a submarine launched missile, Its basic length is 8.22 m (27.0 ft), with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. Its range is 440–660 km (270–410 mi). It is a Sea-skimmer with supersonic terminal speed and a flight altitude of 4.6 metres (15 ft) at its final stage; its speed is then Mach 2.9.
  • 3M-54T - DOD designation SS-N-27A (NATO codename also "Sizzler"). The anti-shipping variant is deployed by the Russian Navy, in a surface ship with a VLS launched system and a thrust vectoring booster; its Basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft), its warhead weight and other performances are the same as the 3M-54.
  • 3M-14 - DOD designation SS-N-30A. An Inertial guidance land attack variant deployed by the Russian Navy. The submarine-launched weapon has a basic length of 6.2 m (20 ft), with a 450 kg (990 lb) warhead. Its range is 1,500–2,500 km (930–1,550 mi). Its subsonic terminal speed is Mach 0.8.
  • 3M-14T - DOD designation SS-N-30A; is the Inertial guidance land attack variant which is deployed by the Russian Navy. A surface ship with VLS launched missile, with thrust vectoring booster, its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft), its warhead weight and other performance are the same as the 3M-14. Russia fired 26 3M-14T cruise missiles from four surface ships in the Caspian Sea against 11 targets in Syria on 7 October 2015.
  • According to state television news (broadcast of 11.10.2015),[11] launch of production took place in 2012. Details of this version[12] - the maximum speed of Mach 3, the range of 4,000 km, basing in the air, on land, on water and under water (shows launch from water depth). The missile can make in-flight maneuvers 147 times or more (in any direction), the minimum height of 10 meters, an average of 20 – 50 meters (up to 1000), it will automatically follow terrain, the missile can be controlled in flight.

Export variants

3M-54E1 maquette

Klub-S

  • 3M-54E Klub-S[13]- DOD designation SS-N-27B is the submarine launched anti-shipping variant, Its basic length is 8.2 m (27 ft), with a 200 kg (440 lb) warhead. Its range is 220 km; (note that its range is less than the 3M-54). It is a sea-skimmer with a supersonic terminal speed and a flight altitude of 4.6 metres (15 ft) at its final stage is 2.9 mach.[14]
3M-14E maquette
  • 3M-54E1 - No DOD designation; is a submarine-launched anti-shipping variant, Its basic length is 6.2 m (20 ft), with a 400 kg (880 lb) warhead. Its range is 300 km (190 mi). It is a sea-skimmer with a subsonic terminal speed of 0.8 mach. It is allegedly capable of disabling or even sinking an aircraft carrier.[15]
  • 3M-14E - DOD designation SS-N-30B. An inertially guided land attack variant; it is launched from a submarine. Its basic length is 6.2 m (20 ft), with a 450 kg (990 lb) warhead. Its range is 300 km (190 mi). It has a subsonic terminal speed of 0.8 mach.
  • 91RE1 - No DOD designation. A submarine-launched anti-submarine variant, it consists of two stages, one solid booster with four grid fins and one anti-submarine light torpedo. Its basic length is 7.65 m (25.1 ft), it has a range of 50 km (31 mi). It can reach supersonic speed. The torpedo has a warhead weight of 76 kg (168 lb). It is similar to the American ASROC/SUBROC missile/torpedo system. It follows a ballistic path on the surface, with a speed of Mach 2.5.
91RE1 maquette

Klub-N

  • 3M-54TE Klub-N[13] - DOD designation SS-N-27B. A surface vessel with VLS launched anti-shipping variant; with a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m, its warhead weight and other performance is the same as the 3M-54E. Its range is less than the 3M-54. It is a sea-skimmer with supersonic terminal speed and a flight altitude of 15 feet (4.6 m) at its final stage, when it has a speed of 2.9 mach.
  • 3M-54TE1 - No DOD designation. A surface ship with VLS anti-shipping variant, with thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft), its warhead weight and other performance is the same as the 3M-54E1. A sea-skimmer with a subsonic terminal speed of 0.8 mach. It is also allegedly capable of disabling or even sinking an aircraft carrier.
  • 3M-14TE - DOD designation SS-N-30B. An inertially guided land attack variant. It is a surface ship with VLS missile and a thrust vectoring booster. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft), its warhead weight and other performances are the same as the 3M-14E. Its subsonic terminal speed is 0.8 mach.
91RTE2 maquette
  • 91RTE2 - No DOD designation. A surface ship with the VLS launched anti-submarine variant; it consists of three stages, one booster with thrust vector nozzle, one conventional booster, and one anti-submarine light torpedo. Its basic length is 8.9 m (29 ft), with a range of 40 km (25 mi) at supersonic speed. The torpedo has a warhead weight of 76 kg (168 lb). The lightest of all variants, with a launch weight of 1,300 kg (2,900 lb). Speed is Mach 2.

Klub-A

  • 3M-54AE - Air-launched anti-ship variant. Two stages, terminal supersonic speed. Weight 1950 kg. Warhead 200 kg. Range 300 km.
  • 3M-54AE1 - Air-launched anti-ship variant. Subsonic.
  • 3M-14AE - Air-launched land attack variant. Subsonic. INS+satellite guidance. Length 6.2 m. Weight 1400 kg. Warhead 450 kg. Range 300 km.

Launch platforms

The Russian Kilo class submarine is the primary launch platform for the missile. The future Russian Lada class and its variants should also be able to launch this weapon. The Indian Talwar class frigate is another primary shipborne launch platform for the missile. The Akula-class submarine and the new Yasen-class submarine can also launch it. The new Russian Admiral Sergei Gorshkov class frigates and the second batch of Steregushchy class frigates use the same UKSK VLS as the Talwar class frigates, and are also able to carry these missiles.

In addition, it is believed by some analysts that an air-launched variant will be developed to arm the Tu-142s currently in service with both the Russian and Indian Navies; it is also anticipated that the Tu-22M3 operated by the Indian Navy will be equipped with the missile.[16] A truck mounted version is planned for development by the Novator Design Bureau. A Klub-K variant, which is disguised as a shipping container that can be placed on a truck, train, or merchant vessel, was advertised in 2010 and was shown for the first time at the MAKS 2011 air show.[17][18][19] Putting the launcher system into a standard shipping container allows the missiles to be moved and stored without arousing suspicion, which in turn renders pre-emptive strikes against the launcher very difficult. In MAKS 2007, the 3M-54AE was placed beside a Su-35. This means the plane will have the ability to launch the Klub A variants. The lighter 3M-14AE was also beside MiG-35.

Operators

Map with 3M-54 operators

See also

References

  1. ^  
  2. ^ "Navy Lacks Plan to Defend Against `Sizzler' Missile". Bloomberg. 2007-03-23. Archived from the original on 19 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  3. ^ Defense Ministry Releases Video of Cruise Missile Strikes on ISIL Targets - Sputniknews.com, 7 October 2015
  4. ^ "4 Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian Sea". rt.com. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Aji, Albert; Vasilyeva, Nataliya (7 October 2015). "Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria". Yahoo News. Associated Press. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  6. ^ U.S.: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran - Militarytimes.com, 8 October 2015
  7. ^ "Russia, Iran Deny US Claims of Cruise Missiles Crashing on Iran". News From Antiwar.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Russia denies missiles aimed at Syria landed in Iran". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  9. ^ Russia Refutes Pentagon Claims Some Caspian Strike Missiles Failed Over Iran - News.USNI.org, 9 October 2015
  10. ^ Jane's Weapons: Naval 2012-2013,Janes Information Group,2012,p. 13
  11. ^ http://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/5206/episode_id/1236661/video_id/1389544/
  12. ^ http://vesti7.ru/news?id=48483
  13. ^ a b Jane's Weapons: Naval 2012-2013,Janes Information Group,2012,p. 15 -
  14. ^ KLUB (SS-N-27) ASCM
  15. ^ strategypage.com - Arming Container Ships With Anti-Ship Missiles
  16. ^ "3M-54 Klub". Federation of American Scientists. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  17. ^ "Deadly New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  18. ^ "MAKS: Russian firm debuts shipping container-housed cruise missiles". Flight Global. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  19. ^ "Russian company unveils 'bomb in a box' cruise missile system". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  20. ^ Pandit, Rajat (August 4, 2008). "India to acquire new undersea cruise missiles". Times of India. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  21. ^ Newsweek, article “China’s Carrier Killers”, Oct. 4, 2010
  22. ^ Strategy Page, article Iranian Submarine Launched Missiles, Aug. 30, 2006
  23. ^ NTI, article Iran Submarine Import and Export Behavior, Aug. 8, 2012

External links

  • http://www.concern-agat.com/index.php producer
  • "3M-54 Klub". Federation of American Scientists. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  • "Klub (SS-N-27) ASCN". Bharat Rakshak Monitor. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  • "3M-54 Klub". Globalsecurity.org. Archived from the original on 20 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  • "Navy Systems". Globalsecurity.org (Navy Systems). Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
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