A Russian submarine recently used a Kalibr cruise missile in the Sea of Japan to hit a land target over 1,000 kilometers in a drill.



  • Kalibr missiles have been used by Russia to attack targets in Ukraine.
  • Russia targeted Ukraine power stations by launching Kalibr missiles from submarines and ships in the Black Sea.


About Kalibr Missile

  • It is a Russian family of the ship-, submarine-, surface- and air-launched cruise missiles that can engage hostile warships and land targets.
  • This family includes a variety of different missiles, that share common design features.
  • They were developed and produced by Russia’s Almaz-Antey corporation.
  • Features —
      • All missiles have the same diameter of 533 mm.
      • It fits in a standard torpedo tube of a submarine.
      • These missiles can carry conventional or nuclear warheads.
      • These missiles use inertial guidance with satellite navigation update.
      • They can accelerate in the terminal stage to supersonic speed to avoid enemy defences.
      • Range — It varies between 200km to 2500km depending on the type.