Russia: Launched & Intercepted 10 Missiles During Drills Near Japan

Russia: Launched & Intercepted 10 Missiles During Drills Near Japan
(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

A fleet of 12 Russian ships, including an anti-submarine cruiser, launched and intercepted missiles in the sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula on Monday.

The exercise, held by Russia’s Pacific Fleet, featured the guided-missile cruiser Varyag and 11 other warships and support vessels, according to Russian state-sponsored news agency TASS. Ten missiles were launched and intercepted by the Varyag, which employed three surface-to-air missile systems.

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