White Sea: real fire exercises with Kalibr missiles for the Kazan submarine

(To Stefano Peverati)

The submarine, Project 885M Yasen-M, K-561 Win launched its main offensive weapon at a coastal target during testing prior to entering service with the Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, said the press office of the Ministry of Defense. During these final tests in the White Sea the Win launched a cruise missile 3M-54 Kalibr which hit a coastal target located in the Chizha military range in the Arkhangelsk region of northern Russia at a distance of more than 1.000 km. The tests took place within a security perimeter guaranteed by naval units of the Northern Fleet stationed in the White Sea.

The nuclear-powered attack submarine Win began the final phase of the admission tests in the fleet on November 21 with crew and a team from Sevmash shipyards on board. The submarine conducted surfacing and diving maneuvers at various depths, checking its main systems. During the voyage, the crew carried out tests regarding systems and armaments. Once the tests were successfully completed, the K561 th will officially join the Northern Fleet of the V-MF.

Submarines Project 885 e Project 885M are equipped with VLS (8 l '885 and 10 the885M) capable of firing cruise missiles 3M-54 e 3M-14 Kalibr designed to hit enemy ships the former and coastal targets the latter. XNUMXst class Yasen they can also launch missiles 3M-55 Turkish Onyx.

Missiles of this type were launched from a distance of no more than 1.300 km from surface ships (frigates class Gepard and class Admiral Grigorovich and Buyan-M-class corvettes) and submarines Kilo Project 636.3 (B-237 Rostov-on-Don, B-268 Velikiy Novgorod e B-271 Kolpino), with questionable results, during operations in Syria.

The range of the missile 3M-14 with both conventional and nuclear warheads it was not disclosed. According to reports from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Navy ships and submarines have carried out a hundred launches from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas with missiles. 3M-14T and 3M-14K during operations in Syria.

The Kazan submarine was set up by the Sevmash shipyard in northern Russia on July 24, 2009 and launched on March 31, 2017. It is currently being tested. The submarine is expected to join the V-MF by the end of the year and enter service with the Northern Fleet alongside the K-560 Severovinsk.

At this time also the K-573 Novosibirsk is conducting acceptance tests at sea to become the first boat in the class Yasen to take up service in the Pacific Fleet.

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