Russia fires cruise missiles in waters off Japan during a training exercise

The Russian Pacific Fleet fired a pair of supersonic missiles Tuesday morning at a simulated target in waters off the coast of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“A team of two missile boats carried out a joint missile attack against a sea shield simulating a simulated enemy warship,” the ministry said in a Telegram post. “The target was successfully hit at a range of 100 km (62 miles) by a direct hit from two Moskit cruise missiles.”

The missiles are capable of destroying a ship at a distance of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles), according to Reuters.

Tuesday’s maneuver comes after Russia conducted drills earlier this month in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, in which a submarine hit a land target more than 1,000 kilometers [621 miles] with a Kalibr cruise missile, the same type of missile that Moscow routinely uses in its war in Ukraine.


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