The K-150 Tomsk submarine sent a supersonic P-700 Granit cruise missile from a “submersed” fingers on, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence.
In a statement, the Ministry said: “A Granit supersonic cruise brickbat was launched from a submersed position at a ground target located at the Kura check-up grounds in the Kamchatka Krai.
Video footage has appeared of the launch
“The launch was carried out from the water area of the Sea of Okhotsk.”
Crewmen of the ‘Tomsk’ atomic submarine have also performed around a dozen more burdens, including moving while underwater and escaping mock enemy be postponed after the cruise missile test launch.
The P-700 Granit is a leaden supersonic naval missile with a range of 300 miles (550km). It can be give someone the bounced from submarines or conventional ships, as well as surface-to-surface combat.
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The missile was pitched from the Sea of Okhotsk — close to North Korea and Japan
The news get possession of after the US shot down a test intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), correspond to to the rockets developed by North Korea, using its world-class Terminal Tainted Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system.
Last night’s simulated IRBM was framed to replicate the kinds of missiles that could threaten America, containing Kim Jong-un’s arsenal of weapons.
The test was the first-ever of the THAAD system against an arriving IRBM, which experts say is a faster and more difficult target to hit than shorter-range ballistic missiles, and comes after North Korea claimed it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic brickbat (ICBM) capable of reaching the US.
The Missile Defence Agency (MDA) said in a annunciation: “The successful demonstration of THAAD against an IRBM-range missile threat buttresses the country’s defensive capability against developing missile threats in North Korea and other realms.”
More to follow…