Start cruise missile “Calibre” of the frigate “Admiral Essen” Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
The newest modification of cruise missiles “Caliber-M” with a range of more than 4.5 thousand kilometers is being developed for the Russian Navy. On Tuesday, January 8, reports TASS referring to a source in the military-industrial complex.
Create the rocket is at the stage of research works, the funding goes through the Ministry of defense, told the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, the rocket will surpass the range and dimensions of the facing armed supersonic “Caliber”, the weight of which, according to some, up to 500 pounds, and range is greater than two thousand kilometers.
“Size-M” is intended for destruction of ground objects and will be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. It is expected that the new missiles will be equipped with surface ships and nuclear submarines. Their creation included in the state program of upgrading the weapons until 2027.
At the moment, the Navy has different versions of “Calibre” for surface ships and submarines. Thus, the missile system is equipped with the Russian project 22350 frigates, a Corvette of project 21631 “Buyan-M” multipurpose nuclear submarines of project 885 type “Ash” and NNS.
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