In the Caspian fleet in the recently will missile ship "Dagestan". Currently ship Project 11661K with the missile system 'Caliber-NK "completes the municipal tests, most of which took place in the Black Sea. This was at a meeting with the President of Dagestan Magomedsalam Magomedov said Caspian Flotilla Commander, Rear Admiral Sergei Alekminsky.
"Test results are positive — said the commander of the flotilla. — The ship is good, with a modern interior. At the current time it is the most powerful armed Russian Navy ship. Installed on it missile system, firing range is at surface targets 375 km, and on shore targets — up to 2,600 km. Such complexes with a massive missile weapon for surface ships in Russia yet, only on submarines. "
Around July first ship will go to the Caspian Sea, where the tests will last. After that, "Dagestan" is absolutely accepted into the Navy of the Russian Federation, the commander said.
The first presentation of the ship, said Alekminsky will be held a day of the Navy on parade in Astrakhan.
"I am delighted that one of the most powerful ships will be based specifically here on the Caspian Sea. This is crucial for our foreign friends, and for those who are not our allies, is a harsh argument. Caspian Sea and the Caucasus region as a whole is now crossing different areas of interest powers. Because our home here is bound to have a powerful and battle-worthy fleet. I'm sure the rocket ship "Dagestan" and the following ships will strengthen this power, "- said the president of Dagestan.
As has been noted already in service with the fleet a ship of this class, but with a few other weapons — "Tatarstan". This year launched and the third small gun ship "Makhachkala" built by the shipbuilding company "Almaz" in St. Petersburg. Recently, the Caspian flotilla qualitatively alter and enhance your own state of the — first, with the emergence of "Dagestan".