The Guard rocket cruiser Varyag and the nuclear submarine missile cruiser Tomsk fired cruise missiles on a surface target, the Pacific Fleet’s press service reported.
“As part of the final inspection during the summer training period during the command post training, the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, the Guard Vryag rocket cruiser and the Tomsk nuclear submarine missile cruiser launched supersonic cruise missiles over a surface target,” said the head of the information support department at the press- service of the Eastern Military District for the Pacific Fleet Captain First Rank Vladimir Matveev.
According to him, missile firing on the target ship was conducted from the water area of the Sea of Okhotsk to the maximum range.
“According to objective control, the cruise missile” Granite “, released from underwater position, and the cruise missile” Basalt “, launched from the” Varyag “, successfully hit the designated sea target. The shooting was conducted in conditions of a complicated interference situation with the use of conventional countermeasure means of electronic countermeasures, “the representative of the Pacific Fleet noted.
To ensure the safety and control over the result of the shooting, more than 15 warships and support ships were involved, as well as aircraft of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation, Matveyev added.