What will “calibrate” the Russian army and navy?

The US withdrawal from the INF Treaty posed an edge question: how can Russia answer this? What do we have here and now, and what may appear in the foreseeable future? Both Russian and foreign experts agree that the “Caliber” can become “our all.” But is Russia able today to provide itself with a sufficient number of such cruise missiles?




The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, within the framework of the INF Treaty, which had sunk into oblivion, had P-700 Granite sea-launched missiles with a flight range of 600 kilometers and P-800 Onyx with the same range. The Caliber family of cruise missiles, capable of hitting surface, underwater and ground targets at a distance of 500 to 2600 kilometers, looks much more profitable against their background.

This is our answer to the American Tomahawks. Russian cruise missiles were defiantly used at terrorist targets in the Syrian Arab Republic. The attacks were carried out both from the Caspian Sea and from the Mediterranean Sea. It was spectacular and expensive.

A specialized US military publication, Military Watch, highlighted the 3M14 Caliber modification. It is she who has the greatest flight range of 2600 kilometers. In addition to the range and demonstrated accuracy of the hit, the Russian cruise missile is hardly noticeable for the missile defense system and is capable of maneuvering, which makes it difficult to intercept it. The control systems of the launched "Caliber" have the ability to protect against enemy interference and electronic warfare.

It turns out a very dangerous and unpleasant for a potential enemy product of the domestic defense industry. The American publication notes that this modification can be used for subsequent upgrades after the cancellation of the restrictions of the INF Treaty. The flight range of Caliber-M will be increased to 4500 and more kilometers, the weight of its warhead will increase to a ton. It is even possible to use a nuclear warhead.

In addition to sea-based, the modernized "Caliber" will be installed on the chassis in the land version, for example, on the Iskander-M. Deployed in Chukotka, in the Arctic and Kaliningrad Region, cruise missiles with a nuclear warhead will become a powerful argument against strengthening the United States and NATO.

However, it is necessary to mention some objective difficulties that cannot be forgotten when constructing “Napoleonic plans”. Russian military expert, retired major general, Pavel Zolotarev, explains:

Precision weapons are an expensive pleasure, and the intentions of equipping many ships with Caliber are linked to economic the capabilities of the country. Even the Americans, after hitting Libya, complained about their value.


There are also questions about the production capabilities of Novator Design Bureau for the mass production of cruise missiles. The open data on the number of Caliber delivered by him is not yet impressive when compared with a potential adversary. This means that it will be necessary to modernize and qualitatively expand the production of Caliber, so that our “response to Trump” is significant.
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  1. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 6 October 2019 09: 46
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    The more powerful the weapon, the calmer the life. Only that state is worth anything if it knows how to defend itself. Maintaining an army in peacetime is always cheaper and more profitable than fighting, etc.
    1. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 6 October 2019 09: 59
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      Patriotic - so to speak. And powerfully said. Likes on the way. laughing But what is the essence of the issue in the article?
      1. Dart2027 Offline
        Dart2027 6 October 2019 10: 20
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        Quote: Observer2014
        But what is the essence of the issue in the article?

        There is a working product, it is necessary to continue and increase its production, this is stated in the article. Well, the fact that there are more PP in the USA, so they began to produce them earlier, is nothing strange.
      2. Panting Offline
        Panting (Vyacheslav) 6 October 2019 18: 53
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        But on the merits, one of the German Wilhelms said that war is a profitable business, but only when it goes on foreign territory.
  2. Dzafdet Offline
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 6 October 2019 16: 32
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    Which caliber? We have an X-101. So it will be put on the land chassis. Range up to 5500 km ..
  3. General Black Online
    General Black (Gennady) 6 October 2019 21: 28
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    Nevertheless, it’s cheaper than feeding someone else’s army.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 October 2019 10: 32
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    Ah, water on jelly.

    This means that modernization and a qualitative expansion of the production of Caliber ...

    - This is so everyone knows.
    It seems that in 18 they shipped quite a bit ...
  5. Pishenkov Online
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 7 October 2019 13: 54
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    This means that it will be necessary to modernize and qualitatively expand the production of Caliber, so that our “response to Trump” is significant.

    - this is called the "arms race" ...
    And if you don’t win, then at least you can resist it only in such a way that you destroy the dollar as an international unit of account. Then the Americans will have to start making real money and actually spend money on their missiles, and not just print how much is needed. That is, the point, in fact, is not in missiles or launchers, but in money again ...
    At the moment, someone likes it or not, but this requires strategic cooperation with China.
  6. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 7 October 2019 23: 37
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    As our ex said:

    The tasks are clear, the goals are determined, for work, comrades!
  7. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 7 October 2019 23: 42
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    Quote: Pyshenkov
    This means that it will be necessary to modernize and qualitatively expand the production of Caliber, so that our “response to Trump” is significant.

    - this is called the "arms race" ...
    And if you don’t win, then at least you can resist it only in such a way that you destroy the dollar as an international unit of account. Then the Americans will have to start making real money and actually spend money on their missiles, and not just print how much is needed. That is, the point, in fact, is not in missiles or launchers, but in money again ...
    At the moment, someone likes it or not, but this requires strategic cooperation with China.

    No cooperation in which we will become the second. Only the first. And, therefore, themselves. Thousands of missiles are not needed at all. Just enough is enough to destroy half of the enemy’s population. They themselves determined our capabilities - 20 Voivods and 80% of the population and 90% of industry in history. In a deep history. 100% destruction is not necessary. It is necessary to ensure that the survivors are an unbearable burden for other survivors. The geography of population density is such that we do not need thousands. We need a guaranteed achievement of the goal.