India Wants to Buy Russian Kalibr Cruise Missiles


The Kalibr land attack cruise missile


   India plans to purchase the Kalibr cruise missiles from Russia, the Russian Izvestia newspaper reports.

     MOSCOW   Izvestia explains that the Kalibr export version will have a significantly reduced flight distance – as short as 300 kilometers (186 miles]), in order not to violate the provisions of international agreements that prohibit the export of missiles with a greater flight distance.

     “These will be, essentially, the same missiles as the ones used in Syria,” a diplomatic source told the newspaper on Thursday.

     Last week, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti that the Russian Black Sea warships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles will remain in eastern Mediterranean at least until September. The missile ships have carried out several Kalibr launches against the Jabhat Fatah al Sham (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front) terrorist group in Syria.

Russian Kalibr Missile-Armed Black Sea Ships to Stay in Syria Into September

Russia's Caspian Fleet launches a massive attack involving 18 Kalibr-NK cruise missiles on 7 terrorist positions in the Syrian provinces of al-Raqqah, Idlib and Aleppo
Two Russian Black Sea warships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles will remain in eastern Mediterranean at least until next month, a military and diplomatic source told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
   The Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol small missile ships carried out three Kalibr launches against the Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham (al-Nusra Front) targets in Syria last Friday.
    “Their return to the base was planned this month, but at the moment the situation in Syria requires that they remain in the eastern Mediterranean at least until September,” the source said.
    Russia began an anti-terrorist operation in Syria in September 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Russian Warships Launch Cruise Missiles on al-Nusra Front Targets in Syria

Kalibr cruise missiles


Russian warships of the Black Sea Fleet conducted three launches of the Kalibr cruise missiles on al-Nusra Front targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The strikes destroyed a terrorist command center and a base Dar-Taaza, as well as a major plant producing mortar ammunition and a large arms depot in the Aleppo province, the ministry said.

“Today, at 10:55 a.m., Zelyony Dol and Serpukhov small-sized missile ships of the Black Sea Fleet carried out three launches of sea-based Kalibr cruise missiles on al-Nusra Front targets in Syria from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea during combat maneuvering.”

“The transit corridor for the Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea was planned over an unpopulated area to ensure the safety of civilians,” the ministry said.Russia’s Kalibr cruise missiles that have a range of 2,000 km were first used in combat in October 2015, when the Gepard-class frigate Dagestan, part of the Caspian Flotilla, and three other Russian Navy corvettes launched 26 Kalibr-class cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea at 11 targets in Syria as part of Russia’s aerial campaign against terrorists.

Russian Warships Equipped With Kalibr Missiles Join Black Sea Fleet

The ‘Zelyoniy Dol’ (left) and ‘Serpukhov’ warships, equipped with the versatile ‘Kalibr-NK’ missile system, have joined the Russian Black Sea Fleet, based in Sevastopol


The ‘Zelyoniy Dol’ and ‘Serpukhov’ warships, equipped with the versatile ‘Kalibr-NK’ missile system, have joined the Russian Black Sea Fleet, based in Sevastopol, commander of the Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko said.

On Saturday, St. Andrew’s flag, a sign of the Russian Federation’s Navy, were sanctified and raised on the new ships. The solemn ceremony was attended by commanders of the Black Sea Fleet led by Admiral Vitko, as well as the head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

“The ships were put on combat duty today. Previously, the ships were only tactical, but now they will include operational tasks. Their combat capabilities were seen by the whole world in the Caspian Sea and now they have appeared in the Black Sea Fleet,” Vitko said.Vitko thanked the creators of the ships, the labor collective of the Zelenodolsk plant, noting that the fleet is expected to supply a few more combat units.

The ‘Green Dol’ and ‘Serpukhov’ small-missile carriers are the fourth and fifth ships of the modernized series of ‘Buyan-M’, built as part of the Navy’s shipbuilding program at the Zelenodolsk plant named after AM Gorky.

They have increased displacement and are equipped with the latest ‘Kalibr-NK’ long-range missile system.


Russia Releases Video of First-Ever Submarine Launch of Kalibr Missiles

Massive attack on ISIS infrastructure in Syria


The Russian submarine Rostov-on-Don fired a salvo of Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea against Daesh targets in Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of its first-ever submarine launch of Kalibr cruise missiles.

The missiles, launched by the Russian submarine Rostov-on-Don from the Mediterranean Sea, obliterated two Daesh (ISIL) command posts in Syria.

Moscow has conducted airstrikes against Daesh in Syria since September 30 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russia’s Caspian Flotilla warships have also previously carried out Kalibr missile launches against Daesh assets in the war-torn country.