Nuclear Russian subs conduct drills in Barents Sea
The submarines have practiced cruise missiles firing in the sea, focusing on speed and flight specs.
The nuclear submarine cruisers 'Severodvinsk' and 'Smolensk' fired Kalibr and Granit cruise missiles at dummy targets in the Barents Sea on Sunday, according to the Northern Fleet press office.
According to the Fleet, "The complex target position, imitating a squadron of mock enemy’s landing ships, was successfully hit with Kalibr and Granit missiles at a range of about 200 km."
Submarine personnel performed combined launches, focused on hitting the targets with different cruise missiles that have different speed and flight specifications.
The press office added that "according to objective control, the missile launches were successful. The missiles confirmed its specifications and reliability."
The launches were conducted in line with the fleet training schedule.
On June 3, Russia began a week-long series of drills in which more than 40 ships and up to 20 planes participated.