Russia says fired anti-ship missiles at mock target in Sea of Japan

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia’s defence ministry said Tuesday that its navy had fired test anti-ship missiles at mock targets in the Sea of Japan during military exercises.

Russia’s Pacific Fleet drills came a week after Tokyo’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Ukraine.

Moscow holds regular drills off its Far East coast, but Tokyo said these were ‘increasing’ and that it was ‘closely’ monitoring Russian military activity in the area.

‘In the waters of the Sea of Japan, missile boats of the Pacific Fleet fired Moskit cruise missiles at a mock enemy sea target,’ the Russian defence ministry said on Telegram early on Tuesday.

It said two ships took part in the exercise.

‘The target, located at a distance of about 100 kilometres (62 miles), was successfully hit by a direct hit from two Moskit cruise missiles.’

Moscow said its naval aviation oversaw the ‘safety of the combat exercise.’

Russia has held such exercises before, firing test Moskit missiles in a similar drill last year…”

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