RFS Orel Fires Granit Missile in the Barents Sea

October 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 13, 2020, as part of the planned combat training tasks for the summer training period, the crew of the Northern Fleet’s nuclear-powered missile submarine “Orel” fired an anti-ship cruise missile “Granit” at a surface target in the combat training grounds of the fleet in the Barents Sea.

The shooting was carried out from a submerged position at a target position imitating a large surface ship of a simulated enemy. The target was at a distance of more than 120 kilometers from the missile launch point.

The rocket firing area was previously closed to civilian shipping and aviation flights. The closure of the area was ensured by ships of the Kola flotilla of diverse forces.

After successful rocket fire, the hit target was examined by the crew of the Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft of a separate mixed air regiment of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet.

According to the assessment of the fleet command, the crew of the Orel nuclear submarine successfully coped with the task, demonstrating high professionalism and naval skills.

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