Russia surprises with the range of its capabilities


October 7, 2015


Translated by Kristina Rus

TASS reports. Russia is back. 

Today the balance of power in the world has changed dramatically.

The Caspian flotilla of the Russian Federation has dealt a massive rocket attack on ISIS facilities in Syria.

MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. Cruise missiles “Caliber”, launched by the ships of the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Navy against the “Islamic state” in Syria, struck targets with accuracy up to three meters, according to the official website of the Defense Ministry.

Earlier on Wednesday the four rocket ships attacked targets of prohibited in the Russian Federation “Islamic state” in Syria with 26 cruise missiles “Caliber”. The Russian Defense Ministry has published a video of the missile strike on its Youtube channel.

What does it mean. It is definitely a demonstration of capabilities. The situation in Syria absolutely did not demand such “solutions”. And the issue here is not even in the Caspian flotilla, which CAN, but the fact that Russia has declared itself equal to the United States.

She, too, can strike, massively from a distance, accurately and most importantly … without permission.

This is one side of the coin. But there is another one and it is much more important. Launcher of the missile “Caliber” also comes in this package:

Until today, the officially declared range of the missile was 300 km, although the layout and appearance showed that it was not the limit. Today it was announced and DEMONSTRATED that the flight range of the missiles is 2600 km. 

No need to write in the comments 10 times that 300 km is the export version. I know it. Today was a demonstration, a confirmation of the real possibilities. In reality, and not in theory.

Shipping near the coast of the United States is very busy. America lives off the maritime trade. Dozens of container ships daily pass along its banks. And who knows how many of them on the upper deck have a system “Club-K”, which can carry a nuclear warhead.

And another question arises today on the agenda. Russia has a lot of weapons systems with a claimed range of 300-500 km.

For example, the OTP “Iskander-M”…

And what if the Russians tricked everyone?

Today the world has changed. Another country, besides the U.S., has the “official” claim for the role of geopolitical power center. It’s RUSSIA. And with this, the U.S. will either have to agree or disagree…

P. S. There are reports that in Syria began a ground offensive of the army of Bashar al-Assad. But more on that later, when the situation becomes clearer.

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