BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Russian heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky took part in Russian Northern fleet drills in the Barents Sea, footage released on Thursday shows.

The vessel’s crew practised with anti-ship missile-torpedo RPK-6 Vodopad, shooting targets over and under the water.

According to Russian Defence Ministry, the battlecruiser simulated an attack against an unnamed nuclear-powered submarine.

The Kirov-class heavy missile cruiser is the flagship of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet, and was originally named the ‘Yuri Andropov’. The length of the vessel is 252 meters, width 28.5 meters and draft 9.1 meters while the full displacement is 28,000 tonnes.

The cruiser is armed with a Kashtan close-in weapon system (CIWS) alongside long-range anti-ship missiles (P-700 Granit/SS-N-19 Shipwreck), surface-to-air missiles (3K95 Kinzhal/SA-N-9, S-300PMU Favorit/SA-N-6 Grumble and SA-N-4 Gecko/9K33M OSA-M), and rocket launchers (RBU-1000/Smerch-3 305 mm ASW) as well as several other armaments.

 

 

Video credit: Ruptly

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 113
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    113
    Shares
ALSO READ  Fourth Russian S-400 battalion deployed in Crimea (video)
The International News Desk reports on issues and events world wide.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.