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Russia Fires Missiles at Mock Target in Sea of Japan

In this photo made from video provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, a Russian navy boat launches an anti-ship missile test in the Peter The Great Gulf in the Sea of Japan. Russia's Defense Ministry says Moscow has test-fired anti-ship missiles in the Sea of Japan. The ministry said Tuesday that a few boats launched a simulated missile attack on a mock enemy warship about 60 miles away. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia’s navy has fired supersonic anti-ship missiles at a mock target in the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

“In the waters of the Sea of Japan, missile ships of the Pacific Fleet fired Moskit cruise missiles at a mock enemy sea target,” the ministry said in a statement published on its official site.

The target, located at a distance of about 100 km, was successfully hit by a direct hit from two Moskit cruise missiles.

The Moskit missile is a medium-range supersonic ramjet powered cruise missile that can carry conventional and nuclear warheads, capable of destroying a ship within a range of up to 120 km.