Putin oversees hypersonic missile test in Black Sea

More than 30 warships and 40 aircraft got together for a major joint exercise of Russia’s Black Sea and Northern Fleets, providing for a chance to see some of the country’s most hyped weapons in action.

Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from two types of platforms during the drills in the Black Sea. The crews of Admiral Grigorovich frigate and Orekhovo-Zuevo small missile ship performed a surface firing, while Kolpino submarine launched a Kalibr from underwater.

Those missiles were already used in actual combat, proving its efficiency during the Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria.

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