The Russian military department recently reported on combat launches from the frigate Admiral Fleet Kasatonov ". It is explained that the rocket, launched in the White Sea, hit a ground target located more than 1000 km away.
As the Polish edition of Defense24 informs its readers, the specified ship belongs to type 22350, representatives of which are gradually being commissioned:
The Russians consider the Project 22350 ships a great success, especially in terms of the number of missile weapons on board [...] It includes both anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, as well as maneuvering missiles of the Caliber complex, which allow them to hit ground targets even at a distance more than 2000 km.
It was the "Caliber" that was launched from the indicated frigate. Launched in the White Sea, the rocket headed for the target located at the Chizha training ground on the Kanin Peninsula in the Arkhangelsk region, eventually flying, as officially reported, more than 1000 km.
The Polish press has doubts about the launch parameters.
However, this is probably not true, since the Chizha military training ground is located about 400 km from the White Sea. Thus, in order to overcome the declared distance, the Caliber rocket would have to go around the range or fly north and turn back. However, such a scenario is unlikely.
- the Polish press doubts.
According to the publication, the Russian military could not afford the possibility of losing control of the missile during its flight. In the case of the described trajectory of movement of the UR, it could not be controlled either by ships or aircraft of the Navy. If we consider that the range of destruction of the "Caliber" is more than 2000 km, then in case of loss of control, the missile, according to the Polish media, could theoretically hit Britain by accident, which the Russian military, of course, could not allow.