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Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla starts firing cruise missiles against IS in Syria
 
Yesterday morning, ships of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla launched 26 cruise missiles at targets of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria, with IS being banned in Russia, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin in a meeting.
Yesterday morning, ships of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla launched 26 cruise missiles at targets of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria, with IS being banned in Russia, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin in a meeting.
 
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Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla starts firing cruise missiles against IS in Syria
 
Yesterday morning, ships of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla launched 26 cruise missiles at targets of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria, with IS being banned in Russia, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin in a meeting.
     

Russian Navy ships launched 26 cruise missiles against Islamic State targets in Syria
     
"Intensive intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance efforts have developed numerous IS installations over the past two days, including control centers, ammunition dumps, combat vehicles and militant training camps. In addition to the [Russian] aircraft [operating in Syria], Caspian Flotilla ships have been used on today’s morning to eliminate them. Four guided missile ships fired 26 Kalibr [NATO reporting name SS-N-27 Sizzler] sea-launched cruise missiles at 11 targets in Syria. All of the targets have been destroyed; no civilian facilities have been damaged," Shoigu said.

"The results produced by the attack have proven the high effectiveness of the missiles at long range - almost 1,500 km," the minister emphasized.

Chief of the General Staff main operational directorate Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov said that the Russian troops were using up-to-date precision weapons in Syria. "The circular error probable equals five meters," he added.

"As many as 26 Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from the deployment area in the south-western part of the Caspian Sea from Caspian Flotilla ships against targets of the Islamic State and Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorist organizations [outlawed in Russia]," he said at a briefing conference.

He also said that the missiles had been launched from the deployment area in the south-western part of the Caspian Sea.

The missiles were launched by the Project 11661 Gepard-class Dagestan guided missile ship and three Project 21631 Buyan-M-class small guided missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk, the Uglich and the Veliky Ustyug.

Russia agreed in advance with its partners on launching Kalibr cruise missiles against terrorist facilities in Syria from the south-western part of the Caspian Sea, Kartapolov said.

"We have reached an agreement in advance with our partners on delivering cruise missile strikes," the general added.

According to him, the Russian military have already said that they plan to ratchet up strikes against facilities of the Islamic State and Jabhat Al-Nusra terrorist organizations.

     
Yesterday morning, ships of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla launched 26 cruise missiles at targets of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria, with IS being banned in Russia, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin in a meeting.Project 11661K Gepard-class Dagestan frigate
     
The Caspian Flotilla includes several Project 21631 Buyan-class guided missile craft and the Project 11661K Gepard-class Dagestan guided missile ship. The ships in these classes carry Kalibr-NK (SS-N-27 Sizzler) VLS missile systems. The Kalibr-NK is equipped with various types of missiles, including the 3M54 antiship and 3M14 land-attack missile families and 91RTE2 antisubmarine missiles as well.

The ammunition load of the Kalibr-NK (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) missile system comprises a family of the 3M-14 cruise missile, including the baseline missile with a high-explosive warhead, various training missiles and full-scale prototypes.

The 3M14 missile is a derivative of the 3M10 equipping the Granat system - a Russian opposite number of the US-made Tomahawk. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the 3M14 naval version has a range of at least 2,600 km.

The Dagestan carries a 3S-14 VLS launcher with eight Kalibr launch tubes. The Project 21631 ships operated by the Caspian Flotilla have similar eight-tube launchers. The flotilla uses three ships of the class - the Grad Sviyazhsk, Uglich and Veliky Ustyug. Thus, in all probability, the IS targets in Syria have been hit with 3M14 land-attack cruise missiles of the Kalibr family.


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