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Update: Russia reported to be developing longer-range Kalibr missile

11 January 2019

Key Points

  • TASS reports that Russia is developing the new Kalibr-M sea-launched cruise missile with a range of 4,500 km
  • The news agency said that the new missile would be “significantly larger” than existing Kalibr missiles

Russia is developing the new Kalibr-M cruise missile with a range of 4,500 km, the state-owned TASS news agency reported on 8 January, citing an industry source.

The news agency cited the source as saying the Kalibr-M was included in the State Armaments Programme (GPV) 2018–27 and would be delivered to the Russian Navy by the end of the period it covers.

TASS quoted the source as adding that the new missile would be “significantly larger” than Kalibr missiles currently in service, with a nearly 1 tonne conventional or nuclear warhead for land attack.

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