Military Capabilities

Russian corvette fires Kalibr cruise missile in Black Sea for first time

03 September 2019

A Russian Federation Navy warship has carried out its first live firing of a NPO Novator Kalibr cruise missile in the Black Sea region, according to an announcement by the Moscow Ministry of Defence.

A spokesman from the ministry said in a statement that the Project 21631 Buyan-M class guided missile corvette, Vyshny Volochek , fired Kalibr missiles at surface targets in an area of sea closed to maritime and air traffic, the state news agency TASS reported on 30 August.

“In accordance with planned naval drills of the Black Sea Fleet, the Vyshny Volochek guided missile corvette has for the first time fired high precision Kalibr missiles at a target in the Black Sea,” said the spokesman.

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