Sea Platforms

Russian Udaloy destroyer modernised for land-attack mission

18 June 2019

The Russian Navy will take delivery of its first modernised Project 1155 Udaloy-class destroyer before the end of 2019, the Izvestia newspaper reported on 29 May.

Upgrades to anti-submarine warfare (ASW) destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov will convert the ship into a robust land-attack and anti-surface platform. Four more Udaloy ships will receive the same upgrade, the RIA Novosti news agency reported in January 2017.

A Navy Main Command source told Izvestia that Marshal Shaposhnikov had been modified to carry the Kalibr-NK land-attack and Kh-35U Uran anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM). The former has a range of 2,500 km against targets ashore and the latter 260 km against surface targets.

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