Russia Military Creates Ship Groups with Long-Range Missiles in Four Seas, Where Tensions with US are High

November 7, 2018

Newsweek:

The Russian military has revamped its missile capabilities over the past year, establishing new units tasked with overseeing the use of precision and long-range weapons.

The Russian Ministry of Defense’s official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda published an article Tuesday recapping a “landmark” year for the Russian armed forces. Detailing various defense achievements, the article revealed that “command and control bodies and special units have been formed that plan the use of high-precision long-range weapons and prepare flight missions for all types of cruise missiles.”

“As a result, full-fledged groups of precision weapon carriers have been created, capable of using missiles at targets at a distance of up to 4,000 kilometers [nearly 2,500 miles],” the official defense organ wrote.

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