Successful use of Kalibr NATO code SS-N-27 Sizzler cruise missile in Syria by Russian armed forces TASS 12303161

The conflict in Syria
 
Successful use of Kalibr NATO code SS-N-27 Sizzler cruise missile in Syria by Russian armed forces
Successful use of Kalibr 3M-54 Klub (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles in the military operation in Syria confirms that the weapon plays an important role in strategic non-nuclear deterrence of the potential adversary. However it is necessary to have 20,000-30,000 of such missiles, Deputy Director General of the Krylov State Scientific Center, Valery Polyakov told TASS.
     
Successful use of Kalibr 3M-54 Klub (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles in the military operation in Syria confirms that the weapon plays an important role in strategic non-nuclear deterrence of the potential adversary. However it is necessary to have 20,000-30,000 of such missiles, Deputy Director General of the Krylov State Scientific Center, Valery Polyakov told TASS. Scale model of Kalibr 3M-54 Klub(NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missile (Source Wikipedia)
     
"In 1999, the Americans fired a salvo of 70 cruise missiles to suppress the air defense of Yugoslavia. If we calculate the number according to the strength of our potential adversaries, it becomes clear that Russia has to have from 20 to 30 thousand such missiles to ensure strategic non-nuclear deterrence," he said.

Deployment of the Kalibr vertical launchers on various Russian warships, including those with small displacement, creates major difficulties for the potential adversary as it has to trace a big number of potential targets. Kalibr installation on a warship requires equipping it with certain navigational and communication systems which have a size and weight that bars them from small displacement vessels.

Polyakov said that the Kalibr missiles can be armed with a special warhead. Such a missile has a longer range due to lower warhead weight.

The Kalibr missile system are Russian land-attack cruise missile, anti-ship missile and anti-submarine missile developed by the Novator Design Bureau (OKB-8). Its NATO codename is "Sizzler". Derived export versions are the 3M-54E and the 3M-54E1.

On the 20th of November 2015 Russia launched 18 3M14T cruise missiles from Caspian Sea onto targets in Syria, the targets were in Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo
     
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