The Russian Pacific Fleet in the Kamchatka Peninsula has received a new set of the land-based K-300P Bastion-P mobile coastal defence missile system as part of a modernisation programme, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 12 March.
An MoD video shows a column of at least seven trucks with the Bastion-P system moving from the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port to an undisclosed location.
Moscow deployed the first Bastion-P batteries in the Elizovsky district of Kamchatka in 2016 with the 520th Separate Coastal Missile/Artillery Brigade and the 71st Separate Coastal Missile Brigade, according to Russian state media.
Developed jointly by Russia and Belarus, the Bastion-P system comprises a K342R transporter-loader, a K-340P self-propelled launcher vehicle, and a K380R mobile command station. Each K342R and K-340P is armed with two Onyx 3M55 supersonic cruise missiles. Target acquisition is conducted either via land-based radar or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The battery can be deployed for combat in up to five minutes and is designed to engage targets at ranges of 300 km, including ground targets.
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