Russia’s latest Yasen-M subs to get capability to salvo-launch cruise missiles

Russia’s latest Yasen-M subs to get capability to salvo-launch cruise missiles. The nuclear-powered submarine Kazan made a salvo launch of two missiles from a vertical launcher and a torpedo tube during state trials, according to a source, learned citing TASS.

Yasen-M-Russia’s latest Yasen-M subs to get capability to salvo-launch cruise missiles

Russia’s improved Project 885M (Yasen-M) nuclear-powered submarines will feature the capability of salvo-launching Kalibr-PL and Oniks cruise missiles, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Tuesday.

“The Project 885M nuclear-powered submarine Kazan made a salvo launch of two missiles from a vertical launcher and a torpedo tube during state trials,” the source said.

In November 2020, “the Kazan made a salvo during state trials, which confirmed the possibility of such launches,” the source said. A Kalibr-PL cruise missile was fired from a vertical launcher against a coastal target while an Oniks missile was launched from a torpedo tube against a surface target. Both targets were successfully struck, the source specified.

TASS has no official confirmation of this information yet. The Research and Production Association of Machine-Building, the developer and manufacturer of Oniks cruise missiles, declined to comment on this information.

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