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Russia Fires Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile at Mock Target in Sea of ​​Japan

(Reuters) – Russia’s navy fired supersonic anti-ship missiles at a mock target in the Sea of ​​Japan, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.

“In the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan, missile ships of the Pacific Fleet fired Moskit cruise missiles at a mock enemy sea target,” it said in a statement on its Telegram account.

“The target, located at a distance of about 100 kilometers (62.14 miles), was successfully hit by a direct hit from two Moskit cruise missiles.”

The P-270 Moskit missile, which has the NATO reporting name or SS-N-22 Sunburn, is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile of Soviet origin, capable of destroying a ship within a range of up to 120 km (75 miles). .

The firing of the missiles comes a week after two Russian strategic bomber planes, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, flew over the Sea of ​​Japan for more than seven hours in what Moscow said was a “planned flight”.

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(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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