TASS Russian News Agency, 5 July 2017
Russia’s Smolensk nuclear-powered submarine has conducted a successful test launch of a cruise missile that hit the designated target in the Barents Sea, the Northern Fleet’s press service said on Wednesday.
“From the underwater position, a Granit missile was fired against a combined sea-based target at a distance of about 400 kilometers,” a fleet spokesperson said. “The target was successfully hit.”
The launch was carried out as part of a scheduled combat training.
Northern Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the crew “demonstrated high professionalism and naval skills” during the launch.