The Russian Navy’s Project 885M multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarines will be armed with upgraded Kalibr-M cruise missiles that have a range of over 4,000km.
“The new submarines, Voronezh and Vladivostok, will carry new Kalibr-M missiles with a firing range of over 4,000km,” a source in the defense industry was quoted as saying by TASS during Army-2020 Forum on Friday.
The vessels were laid down at Sevmash Shipyard on July 20. The missiles that will go on these boats are capable of delivering either conventional high-explosive fragmentation or nuclear warheads to the target. “The new submarines will be better prepared for the mission of non-nuclear strategic deterrence compared to their predecessors,” the source added.
Project 885/885M submarines are armed with Kalibr-PL and Oniks cruise missiles and will eventually carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles as their basic weapons.