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Russian K-300P Bastion Mobile Coastal System's Radar Signature Reduced by 15-20 Times
 
The Bastion-P (NATO reporting name: SS-C-05 Stooge) coastal mobile missile system`s (CMMS) radar signature has been reduced by 15 to 20 times, owing to the usage of composite materials (CM) in the related operational and support systems. It was revealed by a representative of the Belorussian OKB TSP Research and Production Association.
The Bastion-P (NATO reporting name: SS-C-05 Stooge) coastal mobile missile system`s (CMMS) radar signature has been reduced by 15 to 20 times, owing to the usage of composite materials (CM) in the related operational and support systems. It was revealed by a representative of the Belorussian OKB TSP Research and Production Association.
 
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Russian K-300P Bastion Mobile Coastal System's Radar Signature Reduced by 15-20 Times
 
The Bastion-P (NATO reporting name: SS-C-05 Stooge) coastal mobile missile system`s (CMMS) radar signature has been reduced by 15 to 20 times, owing to the usage of composite materials (CM) in the related operational and support systems. It was revealed by a representative of the Belorussian OKB TSP Research and Production Association.
     
The Bastion-P (NATO reporting name: SS-C-05 Stooge) coastal mobile missile system`s (CMMS) radar signature has been reduced by 15 to 20 times, owing to the usage of composite materials (CM) in the related operational and support systems. It was revealed by a representative of the Belorussian OKB TSP Research and Production Association.
Bastion mobile coastal missile system
(picture: Internet)
     
The canisters of K-340P self-propelled launcher (SPL) and the K342R transporter-loader (TL) are made of multi-layer composite material panels shaped to ensure the absorption of radar signals in several essential segments of electro-magnetic spectrum. The maximum absorption of radar signals is attained primarily in those spectral bands in which space- and air-based radio and electronic reconnaissance systems operate. As a result, the SPL`s and TL`s radar signatures has been reduced by 15 to 20 times. "This significantly reduces the probability of being detected by enemy" the official added.

K-340P, K342R and K380R mobile command post (MCP) vehicles are based on MZKT-7930 chassis manufactured by the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant. K-340P and K342R are equipped with two Onyx 3M55 supersonic cruise missiles (SS-N-26 Strobile/Yakhont) each.

Bastion-P CMMS was accepted for service in 2010. Three battalions of Bastion-P went to service with the 11th independent missile and artillery brigade (Black Sea fleet) located near Anapa. Every battalion includes four SPL, four TL, MCP and technical support systems. The unit can be complemented with target designation vehicle equipped with Monolith-B radar.

Following Crimea's integration into Russia, one Bastion-P battalion of the 11th brigade was transferred to the vicinity of Sevastopol. On September 9, 2014 it participated in drills, firing at several sea targets located at 90 km range. According to Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD), all targets were destroyed.
Previously, Vietnam and Syria received, respectively, one and two batallions of Bastion-P CMMS in export modification.

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