Russian warship fires torpedoes in Sea of Japan exercises

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    Rockets, guns and missiles lit up the Sea of Japan as part of Russian naval tests of a newly refitted frigate, and amid escalating hostilities with US vessels in the remote Far East region.

    In footage released by the Ministry of Defense on Thursday, the newly modernized Marshal Shaposhnikov, an Udalay-class naval destroyer, let off its A-190 artillery unit, as well as its 30mm six-barrel cannon and at least two naval torpedoes in the Peter the Great Bay.

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