He Ministry of Defense of Russia has revealed that it has launched two anti-ship cruise missiles “Mosquito” about him sea of japan. To corroborate the scope of its announcement, Moscow published a video showing the firing of the Moskit P-270 missiles against simulated enemy targets. The information was disseminated from the official Telegram account in which it was reported that Pacific Fleet missile boats fired the projectiles as part of training exercises.
“The target, located at a distance of about 100 kilometers, was successfully hit by a direct hit by two Moskit cruise missiles,” the Defense statement said.
The Moskit P-270 projectile, which has the NATO reporting name SS-N-22 Sunburn, is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile of Soviet origin, capable of destroying a ship within a range of up to 120 km. It was developed to arm guided missile destroyers and anti-ship missile corvettes that could engage carrier battle groups. The Soviet solution was to minimize the time and probability of detecting and intercepting the Moskit. This was achieved by combining a sea-skimming flight pattern with supersonic speed, reports the website weaponsystem.
Moscow has said the exercise was carried out safely as part of normal training activities. The video shows the launch of the missile on a low trajectory.
Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Tokyo would remain vigilant against Moscow’s military operations, adding that no damage was reported after the missile launches. “As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, Russian forces are also becoming more active in the Far East, including in the vicinity of Japan,” he added.
In the last few hours, Vladimir Putin’s top security adviser, Nikolai Patrushev, He has claimed that Moscow will crush the West if it tries to defeat Russia.