Russia Using SSGN-Launched Granit Cruise Missiles to Test S-400 Air Defense

October 11, 2018

Navy Recognition:

Russia started using P-700 Granit (NATO reporting name: SS-N-19 ‘Shipwreck’) supersonic antiship missiles launched from submarines to train S-400 air defense. The training was introduced after the Syrian experience was analyzed.

It showed that in littoral area the air defense is highly likely to face unexpected missile launches from under the water. Drills began and the Tomsk submarine was the first to hold them, the Izvestia daily writes.

The Russian Navy command said such training will become obligatory for the air defense deployed in littoral areas in the south and north of the country. It will be regularly held. The drills scenario is based on the Syrian experience.

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