Moscow, March 3 – The Pacific Fleet’s Information Support Department reported that the Russian diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky fired a Kalibr-class cruise missile from the Sea of Japan at a land target as part of combat training.
“The crew of the diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky of the Pacific Fleet in the Sea of Japan, as part of the combat training plan, fired a cruise missile of the Caliber complex from a submerged position. The missile was fired at a coastal target simulating the firing position of an imaginary enemy. Before launching, the submarine was occupied Secretly designated shooting area.
And they determined that “at the estimated time, the Caliber missile succeeded in hitting the target set at the Surkum tactical field located in the Khabarovsk Territory, its launch range exceeded a thousand kilometers.”
Video released by the Pacific Fleet shows the launch of a Caliber missile from an underwater submarine. Then footage from the Surkum tactical range is shown: a missile, unequipped with a warhead, plummets into the ground, deviating from the center of the target marked by a yellow flag just a few meters away.
The Information Support Department indicated that the missile launch area was closed by ships and vessels of the Pacific Fleet, as well as by seaplanes and drones.
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