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Russia Launches Range Of Ballistic and Cruise Missiles

Russian Yars ICBM launch [© Russian Federation MoD]

Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces heads strategic deterrence forces exercise launches of ballistic and cruise missiles.

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Press Release, Moscow, 19 February 2022: On February 19, 2022, under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, a planned exercise of the strategic deterrence forces was held during which ballistic and cruise missiles were launched.

1: Launch of Iskander cruise missile [© Russian Federation MoD]

The forces and means of the Aerospace Forces, the Southern Military District, the Strategic Missile Forces, the Northern and Black Sea Fleets were involved in the exercise.

  • The Aerospace Forces successfully launched the Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missiles.
  • Ships and submarines of the Northern Fleet and the Black Sea Fleet launched Kalibr cruise missiles and Zirkon hypersonic missiles at sea and ground targets.
  • In the Astrakhan region, at the Kapustin Yar training ground, the Iskander ground-based cruise missile was launched.
  • From the position area of Plesetsk state test cosmodrome, Yars intercontinental ballistic missile was launched at the Kura training ground on Kamchatka Peninsula.
  • Air-launched cruise missiles fired from Tu-95MS long-range strategic missile carriers hit targets at the Pemboi and Kura training grounds.
  • From the waters of the Barents Sea, a strategic nuclear submarine cruiser Karelia of the Northern Fleet launched Sineva ballistic missile at target at the Kura training ground.
2: Launch of Sineva ballistic missile from strategic nuclear submarine Karelia at the Kura training ground
[© Russian Federation MoD]

The exercise of the strategic deterrence forces was planned earlier, during which the readiness of the military command and control bodies, launch combat crews, crews of warships and strategic missile carriers to perform the assigned tasks, as well as the reliability of the weapons of strategic nuclear and non-nuclear forces, was checked.

The tasks envisaged during the training of the strategic deterrence forces were completed in full, all missiles hit their targets, confirming the specified characteristics.

Source: Russian Federation MoD Directorate of Media Service and Information

3: Launch of hypersonic aeroballistic missile Kinzhal [© Russian Federation MoD]
4: Departure of the Tu-95MS strategic missile carrier for the launch of an air-launched cruise missile
[© Russian Federation MoD]
5: Launch of the Yars intercontinental ballistic missile at the Kura test site [© Russian Federation MoD]
6: Launch of the Kalibr cruise missile from a diesel-electric submarine [© Russian Federation MoD]
7: Launch of the Kalibr cruise missile from a nuclear submarine [© Russian Federation MoD]
8: Launch of the Kalibr cruise missile from a small rocket ship [© Russian Federation MoD]
9: Launch of Zircon sea-based hypersonic missile [© Russian Federation MoD]

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