Watch Russian warships launch cruise missiles against targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea

Impressive footage shows Russian ships launch cruise missiles against ISIS targets from the Caspian Sea.

Early in the morning on Oct. 7, Russia warships belonging to the Russian Navy’s Caspian Sea Strike Group launched 26 cruise missiles against Islamic State targets located in Syria.

The missile used to conduct the attack is the 3M14TE Kalibr-NK with a maximum range of 2,600 km, fired by a strike group consisting of the Dagestan missile ship, the small-sized missile ships Grad Sviyazhsk, Uglich, Veliky Ustyug.

According to the Russia’s MoD, the cruise missiles “engaged all the assigned targets successfully and with high accuracy.”

As the animation included in the released video shows, the cruise missiles overflew Iran and Iraq before reaching their targets at low level.

The following footage shows the warships launching the Kalibr-NKs, proving Russia is able to conduct a US-like cruise missiles attack on a range of 1,000 km.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.


  1. Cant wait to get our new leadership in office.. until then we are going to get bullied around like this time after time. Nobody has any respect for the United States anymore.

    • If Trump will be in Office, he will work TOGETHER with russia. for respect loss see war on terror, drone murder, failed and botched regime changes and neocon PNAC… Karl Rove said: “We are an empire, we now make our own reality” … well reality has caught up with the hardnoses :)

    • You earn respect, you don’t bully others into respect. Sadly, Americans lost their moral compass long ago.

  2. Do some research.

    The Russians are helping Assad fight the anti-government rebels,
    NOT the terrorists.

    • They’re all mercenaries. It’s only USA that engage in these semantic nuances, only confirming their intention to overthrow legal government and support terrorists in the process.

  3. It’s time to come out of the box of your mind! They demonstrated a capability. The fact that the strikes generated from the Caspian Sea does not deny the fact that Russia has developed the technology for their ships or that the same launchers/missiles are not installed or being to be installed on other Russian Navy ships.
    Sometimes the people’s bias on both sides is really annoying, mostly when it comes from clearly misinformed people.

    • Demonstrate what?

      They can fire off a missile?


      What was the intended target?
      What accuracy did it have?

      Clearly, you’re misinformed.

  4. Correction.

    Russia is firing cruise missiles at anti-government forces.
    NOT terrorists.

  5. “Seeing that the US is employing mercenaries in Syria right now there is the real possibility of killing US citizens.”?

    Prove it.

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