Russia tests a supersonic missile in the Sea of Japan, destroys targets 100 Km away. Photos/Illustrations
MOSCOW – Navy Russia has conducted test firing of a supersonic anti-ship missile at a dummy target in the Sea of Japan. This was announced directly by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The ministry said that two ships launched a missile attack on a simulated enemy warship located about 100 km away. Two Moskit supersonic cruise missiles with conventional and nuclear warhead capacities successfully hit their targets.
“In the waters of the Sea of Japan, a missile ship of the Pacific Fleet fired a Moskit cruise missile at a mock enemy sea target,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on its Telegram account.
“The target, which is located at a distance of about 100 kilometers (62.14 miles), was hit directly by two Moskit cruise missiles,” he added.
The P-270 Moskit missile, which has the NATO reporting name SS-N-22 Sunburn, is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile of Soviet origin and is capable of destroying ships at a range of up to 120 km.
The Russian naval missile firing drills came a week after two Russian strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, flew over the Sea of Japan for more than seven hours in what Moscow called “planned flights”.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday’s drills took place in Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan, but, according to the Associated Press, did not provide exact coordinates.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his country would remain vigilant against Moscow’s military operation, adding that no damage had been reported following the missile launch.
“As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, Russian forces are also becoming more active in the Far East, including around Japan,” Hayashi told a regular news conference, according to Reuters news agency.
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