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Russian Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer launches Otvet missile in Sea of Japan.

| 2021

According to information published by Tass on December 15, 2021, the Russian Pacific Fleet’s Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer has launched an Otvet advanced anti-submarine missile, which successfully hit an underwater target, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Marshal Shaposhnikov launching Otvet missile (Picture source: Russian MoD)

In November 2020, the completion of the state trials of Russia’s new Otvet anti-submarine complex has been announced, which was expected to be brought into service in December 2020 or January 2021.

The complex consists of a guided anti-submarine missile fired from the ZS-14 universal launchers. After reaching the designated area, the Otvet missile releases a self-guided anti-submarine torpedo on a parachute, which continues to search for enemy submarines using its sonar station.

The maximum range of the missile designed for warships is 40 kilometers.

Marshal Shaposhnikov is a Udaloy-class (Project 1155) destroyer of the Russian Navy commissioned in 1985. The vessel serves in the Russian Pacific Fleet. Her namesake is Marshal Boris Shaposhnikov.

The destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov is armed with two AK-130 130 mm naval guns, eight SS-N-22 'Sunburn' anti-ship missiles, 64 VLS (Vertical Launching Systems) cells for SA-N-9 'Gauntlet' surface-to-air missiles, two Kashtan CIWS (Close-In Weapon Systems), eight 553 mm torpedo tubes for SS-N-16 'Stallion' anti-submarine missiles and two RBU-12000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.

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