Kalibr missiles destroy 'enemy' facilities during Caspian military drills
Missile ships of the Caspian Flotilla have delivered strikes with high-precision weapons at the facilities of an 'enemy' on the Chechen Island in the Caspian Sea, head of the press service of the Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev told journalists on Saturday, TASS reported.
"Missile ships Dagestan and Tatarstan have completed the task of missile striking crucial facilities of an 'enemy' on the Chechen Island in the framework of the bilateral command and staff exercise," Astafyev said.
He added that two Kalibr cruise missiles flew for around 100 nautical miles (180 kilometers) and successfully struck targets represented by two buildings of 10 meters by 10 meters. Commander of the Southern Military District Alexander Dvornikov observed the drills.
Astafyev said that ships from Russia's Caspian Flotilla and air defense systems from the Southern Military District have also successfully completed the task of repelling missile attacks from real targets.
"A special system of grouping ships of the Caspian Flotilla, together with the capacities of Podsolnukh-E over-the-horizon surface-wave radar and Buk-M3 missile systems, have allowed us to considerably increase the range of detection and destruction of 'enemy' missiles," he added.