The Russian Navy has carried out launches of cruise missiles missile “Calibre” on the positions of militants in Syria. Strikes from the Mediterranean sea, at the facilities of ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in the area of the Syrian city of Tadmor (Palmyra). According to military experts, the purpose of this strike were the destruction of terrorist facilities, and test new weapons in real combat conditions.
photo: Alexander Astafyev
On Wednesday 31 may, the defense Ministry reported that the Russian frigate “Admiral Essen” and diesel-electric submarine (SSK) “Krasnodar” inflicted a strike with cruise missiles “Caliber” of the waters in the Eastern Mediterranean sea to the LIH. A missile strike was not massarova only produced four start-up.
Two launches were made with a Russian frigate and a submarine, with the submarines strikes from a submerged position. According to the Russian military, the launches were conducted on the positions of militants in the area East of Palmyra, where the heavy machinery and the militias that have been deployed to the area of the unofficial ISIS capital city of raqqa. As reported in the defense Ministry, all targets were hit.
According to military expert Viktor Murakhovski, striking with precision weapons on ISIS troops, the Russian military wanted to test it in real conditions only fielded equipment.
Frigate “Admiral Essen” and the submarine “Krasnodar” only this year became part of the black sea fleet. It is clear that the defense Ministry decided to test them in – says Murakhovsky. Ultimate goal of tests and exercise – don’t mix the terrorists with the Syrian sand, and the testing of new weapons.
According to the expert, in favor of this version says that fact that the blow was massive, made only four start.
– All staff worked. The goal of these attacks is clear. The defense Ministry never hid the fact that Syria is the testing ground for the latest weapons and technology. And this launch is another proof of this, – the expert believes.