Russia claims to have test missiles in the Sea of Japan
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Moscow fired anti-ship missiles in the Sea of Japan
MOSCOW — According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Moscow fired anti-ship missiles in the Sea of Japan.
Two ships launched a simulated missile attack on a mock enemy warship about 100 kilometers (60 miles) away, the ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry, the target was successfully hit with two Moskit cruise missiles.
The Moskit, whose NATO reporting name is SS-N-22 Sunburn, is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile with conventional and nuclear warhead capabilities.
It says that the exercise was carried out in Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan, but does not provide more precise coordinates.
Japan’s defense ministry did not immediately respond. The US Navy’s 7th Fleet did not immediately respond to requests for comment.