Dr. Mark Schneider Comment: The article talks about Kalibr but none of the quotes does from Red Star do. Official statements about Kalibr credit with a range of 2,000 or 2,500-km, not 4,000-km. This seems to be a replay of Gernal Gerasimov statement that 4,000-km cruise missiles deployed on vehicles. In 2017, the Chief of the Russian General Staff General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, stated Russia had “…set up full-scale units of vehicles capable of delivering precision-guided missiles to targets located up to 4,000 kilometers away.”
Russia Creates Army Groupings With 4,000km-Range Precision Weapons
November 06, 12:51 UTC+3
Warships armed with Kalibr cruise missiles make up the basis of these groupings in strategically important areas of the Baltic, Barents, Black and Mediterranean Seas
Kalibr cruise missile
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MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. Units for planning the use of long-range precision weapons and preparing flight assignments for cruise missiles have been set up in the Russian Army, the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Tuesday.
As a result, Russia has created the groupings of precision weapon carriers capable of using missiles against targets at a range of up to 4,000 km, the paper reported.
“Now the Armed Forces have set up command and control bodies and special units tasked with planning the use of long-range precision weapons and preparing flight assignments for cruise missiles of all types of their basing,” Krasnaya Zvezda said.
“As a result, full-fledged groupings of precision weapon carriers capable of employing missiles against targets at a range of up to 4,000 km have been established,” the paper said.
Warships armed with Kalibr cruise missiles make up the basis of these groupings in strategically important areas of the Baltic, Barents, Black and Mediterranean Seas. Also, the defense industry continues the serial deliveries of Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles, submarines and surface ships armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, Krasnaya Zvezda reported.
Over the past six years, Russia has made a breakthrough in providing its Armed Forces with long-range precision weapons, the paper said.
“As a result, the number of land-, sea-and air-based carriers has risen by more than 12 times and precision cruise missiles by over 30 times,” Krasnaya Zvezda writes.
Russian long-range precision weapon systems have shown their high efficiency and reliability in combat operations in Syria. Russia is already creating unique next-generation precision weapons, the paper says in its article.
“They include the Kinzhal airborne precision complex with a hypersonic missile designated to hit ground and sea targets, the Sarmat intercontinental missile system capable of attacking targets both through the North and South Poles and the Avangard complex armed with a boost glide vehicle,” Krasnaya Zvezda said.
Russia is also developing a nuclear-powered cruise missile with an unlimited range and an unpredictable flight trajectory and the Poseidon nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicle.
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Russia announces breakthrough in furnishing army with long-range precision weapons
November 07, 2017, 15:04 UTC+3
Russia’s non-nuclear containment forces are developing at a fast pace
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MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Russia has made a breakthrough in furnishing its Armed Forces with long-range precision weaponry and its groupings can now destroy targets at a distance of up to 4,000 km, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Tuesday.
“The non-nuclear containment forces are developing at a fast pace. Over five years, a breakthrough has been made in furnishing the Armed Forces with long-range precision weapons,” Gerasimov said at the Defense Ministry’s board meeting.
The arrival of new weapon systems and military equipment and the establishment of special units for the use of precision weapons “have made it possible to create full-fledged groupings of precision weapons’ carriers capable of using missiles against targets at a distance of up to 4,000 km”, the chief of Russia’s General Staff said.
US ballistic missile test sites
Russia has launched 55 military spacecraft in five years, tightening control over launch sites for American ballistic missiles, Gerasimov added.
He noted that space vehicles of the Unified Space System (EKS) were launched during this period, “which made it possible to intensify control over ballistic missile launching sites in the mainland part of North America and foreign submarines patrol areas.”
“During the five-year period, an orbital group was built up, 55 military spacecraft were launched and the new Angara space missile complex was created to take payload to all types of earth orbits from the territory of the Russian Federation.”
“Further development of the system will make it possible to execute global continuous control over ballistic missiles launch sites,” the head of the General Staff highlighted.
He noted that the created spacecraft group makes it possible to quickly provide communication, as well as reconnaissance, navigation and other information at the required level to the country’s military-political leadership, military authorities and the army.