Russian Armed Forces have received sixty Kalibr cruise missiles along with an Iskander-M missile system brigade set in May-June this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
The army has also taken delivery of 11 jets and six helicopters, nine radar systems, Steregushchy-class Sovershennyy corvette, two inshore patrol vessels, as well as a heavy offshore platform for a Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, Sputnik reported.
"As for today, the state defense order for modern weapons has been implemented by 34.2 percent, while [state order] for repairs — by 42.2 percent, and it indicates a satisfactory rate of production of defense industry enterprises," Shoigu was quoted as saying on single military production acceptance day.
Moreover, the Russian Aerospace Forces received in the second quarter of 2017 over 70 new and repaired planes and helicopters, Borisov added.
Russian cruise missile Kalibr was first used in combat by the Russian Caspian Flotilla against Daesh targets in Syria in November 2015.
Benefitting from vector-thrust nozzles on the ship-launched versions, the active-radar homing Kalibr missiles are designed to perform evasive maneuvers instead of making a straight-line approach with the cruising speed of Mach 0.8 to Mach 3, and descend to just 4.6 meters in altitudes.
Russia's Severnaya Verf Shipyard has launched the corvette 'Gremyashchiy' armed with the Kalibr-NK missile. The corvette, from the shipyard in St
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Russian Navy has hit various Daesh targets, using Kalibr cruise missiles at militant hideouts on east of Palmyra that had housed heavy equipment and militant manpower. The militant hideouts had housed heavy equipment transferred from Raqqa, the Daesh stronghold in northern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday
Russian Navy has launched several Kalibr cruise missiles towards the Islamic States (ISIL) positions in eastern Syria on Sunday. A submarine off the coast of Syria launched a number of cruise missiles at the Islamic States positions in eastern Syria,
Russian Antey Project 949A submarines will receive Kalibr missile systems as part of an upgrade project, Russian media reports. The submarines are currently armed with P-700 Granit cruise missiles and other anti-ship, anti-submarine weapons
A Russian nuclear submarine on Friday struck a target in Russias northwestern Arkhangelsk region with Kalibr sea-based cruise missile. "Today, the Northern Fleet's multipurpose nuclear submarine Severodvinsk successfully fired a Kalibr sea-based cruise missile
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