Contents tagged with Kalibr

  • Russian Defense Minister orders more ships with Kalibr and Zircon missiles

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ordered that more combat vessels be equipped with Kalibr and Zircon missiles, reports RIA Novosti.

    “The Navy needs to increase the number of distant sea zone vessels, including those which carry Kalibr cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic missiles,” Shoygu said in a conference call on Monday.

    In addition, he said that the country needs to “expand the range of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotized systems and weapons based on new physical principles” …

  • Russia aims to reinforce Baltic Fleet with Kalibr-armed submarines

    Russia’s Chief Naval Command is discussing the possibility of building Kalibr cruise missile-armed project 636.3 submarines for the Baltic Fleet, TASS reports, citing two sources in the shipbuilding sector.

    Russia’s Pacific and Black Sea Fleets already possess submarines of this class.

    One of the sources told TASS that the Black Sea Fleet can accommodate fewer of the submarines than the other fleets. Russia’s Chief Naval Command declined to comment on the matter.

    Russian Kalibr sea-based …

  • Russian revolutionary ballistic missile fails to launch before Putin’s eyes

    Russia’s Grom (“Thunder”) 2019 exercise conducted in the Arctic between October 15 and 17 to rehearse the outbreak of nuclear war has exposed problems in Russia’s strategic nuclear forces.

    During the maneuvers, which involved more than 12,000 troops and which were led by Russian President Vladimir Putin himself during the final stage, there was an incident on the nuclear submarine K-44 “Ryazan”.

    As reported by Vedomosti , citing sources close to the Defense Ministry, the submarine, which …

  • Military expert: Russian Kalibr and Oniks missiles will not help in fight against NATO ships

    Russia’s Navy has its hopes set on anti-ship missiles, but these hopes are baseless, says military expert Maxim Klimov in an article titled “Submarines to the slaughter” on the Military-Industrial Courier (VPK) website.

    The specialist believes that, when it comes to implementing modern sonar concepts, the Russian fleet lags critically far behind western forces. As examples of this, he mentions the project 20380 corvette and the project 22350 frigate, which lack multi-position radar.

    “Taking …