Excellent stuff w.r.t to the Kaliber launch. Loved it.
Hope atleast now people realise that what Russian Navy needs now
are ships that are practical and cost-effective and wish the Russian MoD put effort to accelerate and increase the number of Pr.11661 and Pr.21631. 11661 must be given priority over the pr.20380/5. Russia needs ships and ships in numbers which can strike the adversary hard.
Two 11356 with a a dozen 21631 based out of Tartus is a good strike force to keep away any NATO naval asset and, if needed, to enforce a blockade on Western bound trade from the Suez. Its all for these very strategic options/objectives (choke points) that Syria and Tartus is very important for Russia and I want to see Russia fortify its position in the region. This is the safest and cost-effective way to strike hard western powers without deploying in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf, for which Russian navy currently lacks assets.
The launch would have given a chill to the Saudi's, Turks and obviously the western world barking against Russia. This launch also could be due to the recent propaganda regarding the airspace violation and 'Russian planes coming too near to the US a/c' also.... so from now on the US/NATO will need to be more careful when Russia launch missiles, lest NATO a/c collide with any of those missiles.
More than the US/NATO a/c, US/NATO drones are a threat to Russian a/c due to the possibly of a planned collision with the Russian a/c operating in the region.
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