MOSCOW, December 9. Multiple launch sea-based missiles “Calibre” from the submarine “Rostov-on – don” against the “Islamic state” of Syria have proven the effectiveness of this complex, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov.
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“For the first time since being in the Mediterranean submarine “Rostov-on-don” conducted a salvo launch from an underwater position cruise missiles of sea basing “Caliber”. Feature of the attack is a salvo launch from an underwater position using the torpedo tubes of the submarine”, – he said.
Konashenkov recalled that a massive rocket and aviation blow to the infrastructure of the IG (organization banned in Russia – approx.) was applied before using high-precision weapons. During the kick used cruise missiles of sea basing “Caliber” and guided aerial bombs KAB-500, were destroyed the most important objects of terrorists.
“The available data objective control once again confirmed the high efficiency of “Caliber”. All targets struck with high precision. Let me remind you that the range of cruise missiles “Caliber” is about 2 thousand kilometers”, – said the representative of the Russian defense Ministry.
He noted that rockets of this type have a low radar signature due to the diffraction at the extremely low altitude of the terrain is virtually invisible to any means of defense.
“The accuracy of hitting the target, despite the range, is a few meters. Given that the warhead weight is 500 pounds, goal is guaranteed to be destroyed,” – said Konashenkov.
He also noted that the missile can be equipped both conventional and special warhead is nuclear. Konashenkov recalled that in November, in addition to “Gauges”, used well as advanced cruise missile air-launched Kh-101, able to destroy targets at ranges of about 4.5 thousand kilometers.
X-101 is also practically invisible to any means of defense and can equip both conventional and special nuclear warhead. The accuracy of defeat of the purposes of these cruise missiles does not exceed a few meters.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).