|P-900A 3M51 Alfa AFM-L|
|Type|| Cruise missile |
Air-launched cruise missile
Submarine-launched cruise missile
|Place of origin||Russia|
|In service||project, experimental|
|Used by||Russian Navy|
|Designer||OKB-52/NPO Mashinostroyeniya Chelomey|
|Manufacturer||NPO Mashinostroyeniya, NPO Novator [ citation needed ]|
|Produced||developed into 3M54|
|Mass||2,600 kg (5,730 lb.) ship, submarine and coastal variants; 1,600 kg. (3,527 lb.) air-launched variant|
|Warhead||300 kg (661 lb)|
|Engine||Turbojet and rocket|
|Maximum speed||Cruise subsonic, Attack Mach 2.5 - 700 m/s|
|Standard transport launching container (TLC) for all non-air launched variants|
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The missile has a Granit type engine. It can be operated on new Yasen-class submarine, and can be loaded on ships.[ citation needed ] Coastal versions of the anti-ship missile are under development. The missile is developed at NPO Mashinostroyeniya.
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The new cruise missile was designed for use in the Russian Navy. [ citation needed ]Modernization of Kirov-class battlecruiser, other new battlecruisers, destroyers and cruisers may include 3M-51 Alfa that can be refitted on ships with existing Zircon, Grom Meteorit, GELA, P1200 Bolid or P-1000 Vulkan missile launchers.
Despite a secrecy surrounding the new missile, it can be presumed that it holds promise as an exportable weapons system.
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