“It was a convincing manifestation of the sea power of Russia”: the American media evaluated the actions of “Rostov-on-don” in Syria
As the head of the Russian military Department Sergei Shoigu noted, the Armed forces of the Russian Federation have tested 210 samples of weapons in Syria. In particular, the submarine of the project 636.3 “Varshavyanka” – “Rostov-on-don”was involved. The American edition of the National Interest one of its latest materials devoted to this submarine.
The authors of NI drew attention to the fact that the submarine “Rostov-on-don” significantly exceeds its Soviet ancestors. This was fully demonstrated in December 2015, when the crew of this submarine launched a powerful missile attack on terrorists in Syria from the underwater position.
“We can say with full confidence that quite serious damage was caused to the infrastructure of the militants,” Sergey Shoigu estimated the results of the attack on terrorists.
As noted by American observers, the submarines of the project 636.3 “Varshavyanka” are submarines equipped with a modern engine. They are characterized by low noise, as well as powerful weapons. In particular, the 3m14k Kalibr-PL cruise missiles, which struck terrorists in Syria, have a range exceeding 2,000 km.
“Why did the Russian military send a submarine to attack the ground camps of terrorists in Syria?”– American journalists ask a question.
Then the authors of NI tried to answer their own question. American experts came to the conclusion that the Russian side decided to involve in the Syrian military campaign the largest possible number of weapons systems, on the basis of this experience to draw conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of their weapons. Based on this information, it is planned to further upgrade weapons, as well as the development of new models. In addition, the Russian side demonstrated to the world community the capabilities of the project 636.3 Varshavyanka submarines and Kalibr missiles.
“It was a convincing manifestation of the sea power of Russia”, – the authors of NI note.
It is noted that the crew of the submarine “Rostov-on-don” during the military campaign in Syria received invaluable experience that the Department of Sergei Shoigu will be able to use in other operations.