|P-900A 3M51 Alfa AFM-L|
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|
|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|
|Speed||Cruise subsonic, Attack Mach 2.5 - 700 m/s|
|Standard transport launching container (TLC) for all non-air launched variants|
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. The missile is developed at NPO Mashinostroyeniya.
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. 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.