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Russia tests new anti-submarine missile system

Some 15 ships and supply vessels of the Pacific Fleet were ensuring the safety of the launch area.

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Moscow: A corvette of the Russian Pacific Fleet carried out a test launch of the Otvet anti-submarine missile system in the Sea of Japan, the fleet’s press office said on Friday.

“The Pacific Fleet’s Gremyashchy corvette launched the latest Otvet anti-submarine missile system at an underwater training target in the waters of the Sea of Japan. The warhead of the anti-submarine missile successfully hit the training target,” the office said.

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Some 15 ships and supply vessels of the Pacific Fleet were ensuring the safety of the launch area.

The Otvet anti-submarine missile system is designed for universal launchers deployed on the corvette, which also allow the launching of Oniks and Kalibr missiles.

After the launch and approaching the area, a small torpedo separates from the missile and descends by parachute into the water; then the torpedo independently searches for targets and defeats them. 

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