Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, one weapon has been regarded as the “killer” of the Russian army, that is, the “Kalibr” long-range cruise missile frequently mentioned by the media. As a ship-based land-attack cruise missile, this weapon can basically be regarded as Russia’s “Tomahawk”. On March 22, Russian Buyan-M class corvette fired 8 “Kalibr” in one salvo in the Black Sea.
The Russian Defense Ministry has for the first time showed a video of a combat ship launching eight Kalibr cruise missiles against Ukrainian military infrastructure and a strike carried out by the coastal missile system Bastion. In the video, a missile ship at sea successively launches eight cruise Kalibr missiles.
Since the start of the war on February 24, the Russian army has relied heavily on long-range conventional missiles such as the “Kalibr” to attack airfields and important military targets in western Ukraine. This is because the main force of the Russian army is still stuck in Eastern Ukraine.