Russian submarine with cruise missiles off Syria coast - media
A Russian submarine has reportedly been spotted near the Syrian coast, according to a source in the Russian Defense Ministry, Reuters reports citing Interfax.
Submarine is equipped with the same missiled used by Russia's Caspian flotilla to strike targets in Syria in mid-November, according to Reuters.
Rostov-on-Don B-237 submarine (NATO codename “Improved Kilo”) boasts advanced stealth technologies and an extended combat range, armed with 533mm torpedoes and reportedly Kalibr-PL (submarine modification) water-to-surface cruise missiles.
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Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said the Kremlin is not aware of any subsea military activity near Syria, as these questions should be addressed to the Ministry of Defense.