Coastal troops of Russian Armed Forces perform live firing with new Bal anti-ship missile 2904153

Defence & Security News - Russia
 
Coastal troops of Russian Armed Forces perform live firing with new Bal anti-ship missile.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Pacific Fleet (PF) Coastal Troops’ formation of Russian Armed Forces held the first launch from the new missile system ‘Bal’, which came into the brigade’service at the end of last year.
     
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Pacific Fleet (PF) Coastal Troops’ formation of Russian Armed Forces held the first launch from the new missile system ‘Bal’, which came into the brigade’service at the end of last year. The Bal-E is a mobile coastal defense missile system equipped with Uran/Kh-35 anti-ship cruise missiles
     
Division, having made 200-kilometer march from the point of home station, deployed on the move on an unequipped position and made a missile launch against waterborne target.

Later, naval aircraft and ships-supervisors involved in supporting this firing, confirmed the successful target destruction.

Totally, more than 400 troops and about 20 pieces of combat and auxiliary equipment, including support forces, were deployed for participation in these missile launches.

The Bal-E modern coastal missile system (CMS) has entered service in the coastal missile unit of the Caspian Flotilla formed in 2011.

The Bal-E mobile coastal missile system with the KH-35 type anti-ship missile was developed on the order of the Russian Navy in the late 1990s and adopted for service in 2008. The system consists of a self-propelled command control and communications centre, self-propelled launchers, a transport and reloader machine and communications vehicle, a total of up to 11 special vehicles.

The coastal missile system is capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 120 kilometers at any time and under any weather conditions. The time of deployment after a march - 10 minutes, cruising range - 850 kilometers, ammunition - 64 missiles, the number of missiles in one salvo - 32.
 

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