Ukraine's air defenses regularly shoot down Russia Caliber cruise missile

Caliber cruise missile shot down.
Caliber cruise missile shot down.
© Photo: ZSU
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 23 2022 at 10:14 am

Caliber cruise missile shot down

Ukraine's air defenses regularly shoot down Russian attack aircraft, which the enemy fires on both military and civilian targets.

In particular, the occupying forces of the Russian Federation use cruise missiles of air and naval bases.

The Command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine showed the downed Russian cruise missile "Caliber".

The military notes that explosive devices used by Russian troops during the shelling of Ukraine continue to be found in Ukrainian forests and lands and continue to this day.

The Russians are constantly launching missile strikes on Ukraine's infrastructure and civilian facilities, and shelling military targets.

Remains of downed Caliber cruise missiles. Photo: ZSU

"Yes, in the Vinnytsia region, foresters found an enemy cruise missile" Caliber ", shot down by the air defense of the Air Force on May 21.

The warhead of the found missile is 400 kilograms, "the Armed Forces Air Force Command said.

Caliber was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile on its way to the target that the enemy wanted to hit.

Caliber cruise missile shot down
Caliber cruise missile shot down. Photo: ZSU

The Ukrainian military reminds that the wreckage of missiles or other ammunition is extremely dangerous. If they are found, notify the authorities, the police or the military immediately.

Russian Caliber missile
Russian Caliber missile

"Caliber" is a family of Russian cruise missiles to hit ground targets. Also claimed anti-ship and anti-submarine versions of the missile. Caliber cruise missiles can be launched from submarines and surface ships.

According to information available in open sources, the range of caliber missiles at ground targets is - 2500 km.

On submarines, missiles are launched from torpedoes. And from surface ships - from universal vertical launchers.

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