The state Corporation “Rosatom” issued a document of the highest degree of secrecy regarding the establishment in the Soviet Union’s first domestic cruise missile P-5, which became the forerunner of the modern “Calibers”. Documents published on the portal “History Rosatom”.
In the document dated 17 August 1955 under the heading “Special folder” contains the order of the Ministry of medium machine building of the USSR. The Agency assigns the order of the Ministry of defense to create a 40 “experimental aircraft shells” for the submarine fleet, as well as to coordinate work on the creation of a missile.
P-5 was adopted in 1959. The world’s first rocket with automatically drop-down in-flight wing. Its objectives were listed industrial and military targets on the coast and in the depth of enemy territory. It has been standardized to deliver a nuclear charge RDS-4 used in serial samples of Soviet arms.
Further development of cruise missiles of sea basing has led to the creation of the missile complex “Caliber”, successfully proven in operation in Syria. Also Russia is developing a hypersonic cruise missile “Zircon”, which, according to President Vladimir Putin, is capable of hitting targets” at a speed of nine Mach numbers and range over thousands of kilometers.
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