Three Russian attack submarines armed Kalibr cruise missiles have joined a Russian naval taskforce led by Admiral Kuzntesov heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser heading towards Syria, reports appeared on October 30.
The aviable reports say that the Royal Navy has been tracking two nuclear-powered Akula-class submarines and a diesel-powered Kilo-class submarine. The subs entered the North Atlantic from ports around Murmansk last week and joined the Admiral Kuznetsov battlegroup, which sailed down the North Sea last week. The Kuznetsov and its battlegroup is now off the north African coast.
“The Akula attack submarines are the real strike force, and the Kilo boat can operate in the shallower waters of the Black Sea,” express.co.uk cites a naval source. “They have been kitted with the new Kalibr cruise missile. While the Admiral Kuznetsov will be the main focus of attention, it is submarines that will provide the strike capability.”
In December 2015, the Russian Kilo-class sub ‘Rostov-on-Don’ launched four Kalibr missiles cruise missiles with a 4,000 km range on ISIS targets.