Naval Weapons

Northern Fleet carries out cruise missile test firings

07 December 2018

Two of Russia’s newest warships and nuclear attack submarines have carried out firings of 3M-14 Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs) at a test range in the north of the country earlier this month.

The firing exercises involved the Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 885 Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarine Severodvinsk and the newly commissioned Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov launching Kalibr missiles on 4 and 6 December, respectively, that targeted the Chizha Test Range on the Kanin Peninsula, according to news releases from the fleet’s press service.

Both vessels fired one weapon from “a distance of more than 700 km”, said the fleet.

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