A Russian warship within the Sea of Japan has performed a profitable check of a brand new anti-submarine missile which launches into the air earlier than diving underwater, a press release from the nation’s Ministry of Defense revealed on Wednesday.
The weapon, named the “Otvet,” or “Answer,” was launched by the Russian Pacific Fleet’s Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate and efficiently hit an underwater goal, officers introduced. “Anti-submarine missiles are fired by universal launchers that make it possible to use the Oniks and Kalibr cruise missiles,” the assertion added, referring to supersonic weapons presently employed by the Russian Armed Forces.
The head of the Otvet missile incorporates a compact, self-guided anti-submarine torpedo. When the missile has reached its goal, it releases the torpedo by parachute into the water, the place it seeks out the enemy vessel utilizing its sonar capabilities. The model of the Otvet designed to focus on floor ships has a most vary of 40 kilometers.
In October, the Russian Armed Forces carried out the primary profitable check of the Zircon, a state-of-the-art hypersonic anti-ship missile able to accelerating as much as Mach-9, or 9 occasions the pace of sound. The Zircon is designed to supply superiority in naval battles, permitting Russian forces to focus on enemy plane carriers with out being intercepted. Russian President Vladimir Putin later introduced that the Navy could be outfitted with the Zircon missile in 2022.
In a documentary proven on Russian TV final weekend, Putin contended that Russia had overtaken the remainder of the world in navy know-how. He claimed that his nation had approximate nuclear parity with the US, however superior standard weapons, saying, “still, in our promising developments, we are undoubtedly the leaders.”