Vessels of the Caspian Flotilla have successfully completed firing with the Kalibr-NK cruise missiles on land and sea targets during the Caucasus-2016 military drills.
Corvettes of the Grad Sviyazhsk and Uglich of the Caspian Flotilla have successfully completed firing with the Kalibr-NK cruise missiles on land and sea targets. All missiles successfully hit targets: critically important onshore facilities and imaginary enemy ships. The use of the precision-guided weapons was a part of the Caucasus-2016 drills, the Russian RG daily reported, citing the press service of the Southern Military District.
“In the first stage of the exercises, the crew of the Grad Sviyazhsk has successfully completed a missile firing with the Kalibr precision system on coastal targets. As result, a missile, flying some 100 nautical miles (180 kilometers), successfully hit the coastal target – a special target position, simulating a command post of the imaginary enemy,” the press service reported.
During the second stage, joint actions of the naval groups in conducting of a battle with surface ships of the simulated enemy were worked out. A crew of the Uglich small-size missile ship paid a missile strike with the Kalibr missile system on a sea target. The missile hit the target – a ship screen, located at a distance of more than 70 nautical miles (120 kilometers).
A sea range with a total area of about 1,500 nautical miles, where the missile firing was conducted, was closed to civilian traffic. About 20 surface ships and support vessels of the Caspian Flotilla carried out tasks of closing the sea range.