Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The Ministry of Defense of Russia announced today (Tuesday, March 28, 2023), that two ships of the country's navy launched a missile attack against a supposed enemy warship at a distance of about 100 kilometers away.
The ministry announced that in this exercise, two "Muskit" supersonic cruise missiles, which are capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads, successfully hit their target.
In a statement of the Russian Defense Ministry published on the Ministry's Telegram channel on Tuesday, it was written: "The ships of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy in the waters of the Sea of Japan fired Musket cruise missiles at a supposed enemy naval target."
The statement stated: "These two Mosquito cruise missiles directly and successfully hit their target located at a distance of about 100 kilometers."
The Musket P-270 missile of the Russian Navy, which NATO refers to as the "SSN-22 Sunburn" missile, is a supersonic medium-range cruise missile modeled after the missiles of the former Soviet era and can reach a ship up to 120 Eliminate kilometers.
Earlier, Russia tested a hypersonic missile in the Musa 2 joint exercise held with China and South Africa.
Russia sent the Gorshkov warship equipped with Zirkan hypersonic missiles to South Africa to participate in this exercise.
China, Russia and the United States are in a race to develop hypersonic weapons, which are seen as a way to gain an advantage over the enemy due to their supersonic speed and difficult tracking.