The Russian naval vessel “Admiral Essen” successfully launched a “Kalibr” cruise missile during military drills held in the Black sea on Wednesday.

The rocket struck a target situated 250 kilometers (155 miles) away from the vessel onshore, and was recorded by special cameras.

Construction on the “Admiral Essen” began in 2011 and it was launched in 2014. It has served with the Black Sea Fleet since 2016. The ship is able to work with “Kalibr” class cruise missiles, which can strike the targets as far as 2,500 kilometers (1550 miles) away.

 

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-12-12 04:09

Kalibr is one of the most interesting Russian missiles, if not the most. I’d go for it any day.
It’s a pity French govt dismissed MBDA proposal to convert ASMP as a conventional missile to replace Exocet when ASMP-A was introduced in 2009, in fact, it should have been done as soon as ASMP was introduced in 1986, a subsonic carrier similar to the Tomahawk could had been added, in other terms, we could have had smth similar to the Kalibr for 30 years! Pffff!