The newest shipborne anti-submarine missile system "Answer" (OTVET) has been adopted by the Russian Navy. This was announced on Tuesday, January 11, by a source in the military-industrial complex to TASS.
"The Otvet anti-submarine complex has been adopted by the Russian Navy. For a year now, it has been serially supplied to the ships of the fleet," he said.
TASS has no official confirmation of this information.
In mid-December 2021, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that in the Sea of Japan the modernized frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov (formerly a large anti-submarine ship of Project 1155) launched a missile of the Otvet complex, which successfully hit an underwater target.
Otvet is a missile that delivers a small-sized homing anti-submarine torpedo MPT-1 / MPT-1UM to the target area, the warhead mass of which is 60 kg. The maximum firing range is 50 km. The depth of the lesion is up to 800 meters.
In November 2020, it was reported that the "Otvet" shipborne anti-submarine missile system had passed state tests and is planned to be put into service.
In December 2021, a TASS source said that work was underway to increase the range of the "Answer" cruise missile - it could be at least doubled. It is planned to equip most of the surface ships of the Russian Navy with "Answer", including the modernized heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov" of project 11442.