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Kalibr Missile

Kalibr Missile:

The Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) recently attacked Ukrainian infrastructure, using its sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles.

  • Kalibr Missile is a family of Russian cruise missiles that can be launched from ships, submarines, containers, airplanes, or transport erector launchers.
  • It has variants designed for anti-ship, anti-submarine and land attack purposes.
  • They were developed and produced by Russia’s Almaz-Antey corporation.
  • Depending on the variant, the Kalibr missile varies in mass and length, ranging from 1,300 kg to 2,300 kg and from 6.2 m to 8.9 m, respectively.
  • It has a diameter of 0.533 m and can carry a warhead weighing between 400-500 kg of high explosive or thermonuclear material.
  • The missile utilizes a multi-stage solid-fuel rocket engine, with some versions incorporating a turbojet engine or a solid-fuel rocket.
  • These missiles use inertial guidance with satellite navigation update.
  • They can accelerate in the terminal stage to supersonic speed to avoid enemy defenses.
  • It varies between 200 km and 2500 km, depending on the type.