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MCentaur

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Russian sub launched cruise missile while in port
« on: April 04, 2019, 07:53:26 PM »
A belated post from yesterday:  another action by Russia to unsettle NATO members.

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Russian sub launched cruise missile without leaving port
    "Severodvinsk" is Russia's most advanced submarine and is based less than 60 km from the border to Norway.
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    Thomas Nilsen
    April 03, 2019
    The Russian Northern Fleet’s newest and most advanced multi-purpose submarine, the “Severodvinsk”, has fired a Kalibr cruise missile without leaving the pier, Izvestia reports.
    It is said to be the first time a nuclear-powered submarine has launched a cruise missile directly from the base, a move drastically shortening the time it takes to make a submarine’s weapons ready for combat. During Cold War times, Soviet ballistic missile submarines were ready to launch intercontinental nuclear weapons while moored, but according to Izvestia, this hasn’t previously been the case with multi-purpose submarines.
    The submarine-launched version of Kalibr cruise missile has a range of up to 660 km.
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Re: Russian sub launched cruise missile while in port
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 09:08:19 AM »
Not very different from Cold War days where Soviet Subs could sortie from port and immediately fire less than a couple of nautical miles from where they were moored.