May 6 in the Barents sea were made launches of missiles “Caliber” with the diesel-electric submarine “Stary Oskol” project 636.3 “Varshavyanka”). As the chief reported a press-services of Northern fleet Vadim Serga, the launches were conducted “under the test of arms”.
Shooting “Calibers” was conducted from a submerged position at a target located in the coastal zone of the range Chizha in the Arkhangelsk region. The day before, according to the representative of the fleet, the same crew under the command of captain Andrey Kirichenko as successfully shooting “Calibers” for Maritime purposes. According to the chief a press-services of Northern fleet, the submarine “Stary Oskol” after the tests and inspections are completed, go to the Black sea, where the point her permanent home.
Earlier, on April 30, with the same jeweler’s precision in the same waters for the same purpose launches the “Caliber” perform multipurpose nuclear submarine of the Northern fleet “Severodvinsk” project 885 “Yasen”. Then control the start-up of cruise missiles “Caliber” was carried out on Board a large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”.
As the military say, all this “normal, routine shooting”. Recently, however, the launches of missiles “Caliber” raise high media interest. This missile system has won wide acclaim after last year 26 missiles “Caliber-NK”, released from the ships of the Caspian flotilla, struck pinpoint strikes on terrorist targets in Syria, flying more than 1.5 thousand km. Now, according to the military, more submarines both diesel and nuclear, as well as surface ships that are equipped with the latest weapons.
In particular, the newest rocket ship “Storm” 22800 project “Karakurt”, bookmark which is scheduled for may 10 at the Feodosiya shipyard, will also be armed with the missile system. Similar to small missile ships “Hurricane” and “Typhoon” were recently laid down at a shipyard near St. Petersburg.
Missiles “Caliber” will be the main percussive trump card “the Widow”. These versatile missiles can be equipped with both conventional warheads (high explosive, fragmentation, cluster) weight of 220-450 kg, and nuclear. While missiles “Caliber” in no way violate international agreements, but because they are not subject to the restrictions imposed by the limitations of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF).
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