3M-51 Alfa

P-900A 3M51 Alfa AFM-L
Type Anti-ship missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service project, experimental
Used by Russian Navy
Production history
Designer OKB-52/NPO Mashinostroyeniya Chelomey
Designed 1993-[1]
Manufacturer NPO Mashinostroyeniya,[2] NPO Novator
Produced project under development[2]
Weight 2,600 kg (5,730 lb.) ship, submarine and coastal variants; 1,600 kg. (3,527 lb.) air-launched variant[2]
Length 8.0 m[2]
Warhead 300 kg (661 lb)[2]

Engine Turbojet and rocket[2]
Propellant Liquid, solid
250 km[2]
Speed Cruise subsonic, Attack Mach 2.5 - 700 m/s[2]
Active Radar[2]
Standard transport launching container (TLC) for all non-air launched variants[1]

The P-900 Alfa (or also P-900A Alfa) П-900 3М51 Альфа Alfa AFM-L, GRAU designation 3M51, is an anti-ship missile (with LACM capabilities) developed from SS-N-30 (3M14), P-800 Oniks and P-700 Granit.

The missile has a Granit type engine. It can be operated on new Yasen-class submarine, and can be loaded on ships. Coastal versions of the anti-ship missile are under development.[1] The missile is developed at NPO Mashinostroyeniya.[1]

3M-51 Alfa is also designated as Novator KTRV, Morinform Agat, 3M54, 3M54E and P-900 types.

The new cruise missile was designed for use in the Russian Navy.[1] Modernization of Kirov-class battlecruiser, other new battlecruisers, destroyers and cruisers may include 3M-51 Alfa that can be refitted on ships with existing Tsirkon, 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.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pike, John. "AFM-L Alfa". www.globalsecurity.org.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pike, John. "AFM-L Alfa (specifications)". www.globalsecurity.org.
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