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Russian Project 1164 Atlant Varyag missile cruiser successfully fires missiles.

| 2021

According to information published by Tass on October 12, the Varyag missile cruiser (Slava-class) and the Admiral Tributs large antisubmarine warfare ship (Udaloy-class) have practiced missile live-firing in the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Fleet’s press office said.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Project 1164 Atlant (Slava class) Varyag missile cruiser (Picture source: Tass)

Target missiles launched by small missile and small antisubmarine warfare ships were used.

As many as 12 warships and support vessels of the Pacific Fleet supported the exercise, cordoning off the area.

Russian cruiser Varyag (formerly-Chervona Ukraina), is the third ship of the Slava-class of guided missile cruisers built for the Soviet Navy now serving the Russian Navy.

The vessel has a standard displacement of 10,000 tonnes (10,000 long tons) and 12,700 t (12,500 long tons) at full load. Varyag measures 186.4 metres (611 ft 7 in) long with a beam of 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in) and a draught of 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in). The vessel is powered by a combined gas or gas (COGOG) system comprising four 23,300 kilowatts (31,250 shp) boost gas turbines and two 8,900 kW (12,000 shp) cruise gas turbines driving two shafts for a combined 93,000 kW (125,000 shp).

This gives the cruiser a maximum speed of 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph) and a range of 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). As built the cruiser had a complement of 505. This was later reduced to 476 including 62 officers.

Varyag is armed with sixteen P-1000 Vulkan (SS-N-12 Sandbox) anti-ship missiles (SSM) in two eight-missile launchers located amidships to either side of the superstructure. It is also equipped with 64 S-300F Fort (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles (SAM) in eight eight-missile launchers located aft of the funnel and four OSA-M (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAMs in two twenty-round launchers located aft, to either side of the hangar.

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