9 Oct 2017 09:04

Varyag cruiser, Tomsk sub hit surface target with cruise missiles in Sea of Okhotsk

MOSCOW. Oct 9 (Interfax) - The Varyag guard missile cruiser and the Tomsk nuclear-powered missile submarine have fired cruise missiles at a surface target, the Pacific Fleet said in a statement.

"In the course of a command-and-staff drill finalizing the summer training period, the Pacific Fleet's flagship, the Varyag guard missile cruiser, and the Tomsk nuclear-powered missile submarine fired super-sonic cruise missiles at a surface target," Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Capt. 1st Rank Vladimir Matveyev said.

He said the missiles were fired at the target in the Sea of Okhotsk from the maximal distance.

"According to the situational report, a Granit cruise missile fired from the submerged position, and a Bazalt cruise missile fired by the Varyag successfully hit the designated seaborne target. The missiles were fired amid the simulated enemy's countermeasures," the fleet spokesman said.

More than 15 warships and support vessels, in addition to marine aircraft of the Pacific Fleet provided security of the drill and controlled its outcome, Matveyev said.