The Russian military held a strategic deterrence exercise, and the Russian and Belarus presidents jointly observed
2022-02-20 09:22:08Source: China News Network
China News Agency, Moscow, February 19 (Reporter Tian Bing) On the 19th, under the command of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces Putin, the Russian army held a planned strategic deterrent exercise, during which ballistic missiles and cruise missiles were launched. Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko observed the exercise at the Kremlin’s surveillance center.
According to information published on the Kremlin website and the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Southern Military District, the Strategic Missile Force, the Northern Fleet and the Black Sea Fleet participated in the exercise.
The Russian Aerospace Forces successfully launched the “Dagger” hypersonic ballistic missile. Ships of the North Sea Fleet and the Black Sea Fleet fired Caliber cruise missiles and Zircon hypersonic missiles at sea and ground targets.
The actual launch of the “Iskander” land-based cruise missile was carried out at the Kapustin Yar shooting range in Astrakhan region. The Yars intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from the Plesetsk State Space Test Launch Site to the Kura range in Kamchatka.
Air-launched cruise missiles fired by Tu-95MS strategic bombers hit targets at the Pemboi and Kura ranges. The strategic nuclear submarine “Karelia” of the Northern Fleet launched the “Blue Sky” submarine-launched ballistic missile from the waters of the Barents Sea to the Kura range.
The source said that the strategic deterrence exercise was planned earlier. During the exercise, the readiness of Russian military command departments, launch combat units, ships and strategic missile carriers to perform designated tasks, as well as the reliability of strategic nuclear and non-nuclear weapons, were checked.
According to the news, the tasks set during the strategic deterrence exercise have been completed, all missiles have hit the set targets, and the exercise has achieved the expected goals.