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Russia Test-Fires Supersonic Missiles At Mock Target In Sea Of Japan

Russia test-fires Supersonic Missiles at mock target in Sea of Japan, sparking concern and condemnation from Japan and other countries in the region.

Landon Morton
Mar 29, 20233035 Shares84309 Views
Russia test-fires Supersonic Missiles at mock target in Sea of Japan, sparking concern and condemnation from Japan and other countries in the region.
According to Russia's Defense Ministry, two boats launched a simulated missile strike on a pretend enemy cruiser around 100 kilometers (60 miles) distant on Tuesday. According to the ministry, two Moskit cruise missiles successfully hit the objective.
The missile test has raised tensions between Russia and its neighbors and has renewed fears of a new arms race.

The Missile Test

According to reports, the Russian military conducted the missile test on March 27, 2023, firing two supersonic anti-ship missiles from the coast of the Russian Far East towards a mock target in the Sea of Japan. The missiles reportedly traveled at a speed of Mach 2.5 and successfully hit their target.
The Moskit, also known as the SS-N-22 Sunburn in NATO, is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile with conventional and nuclear warhead capability. The Soviet-built cruise missile has a range of up to 250 kilometers and can travel at three times the speed of sound (155 miles).
The test was part of a larger military exercise that involved more than 20 warships and 10,000 troops. Russian officials have described the exercise as routine and have emphasized that it was not directed at any specific country.

Japan's Response

Japan, which has a territorial dispute with Russia over islands in the Sea of Japan, has condemned the missile test as "extremely regrettable" and a violation of international law.
The Japanese government has lodged a formal protest with the Russian embassy in Tokyo and has called for restraint and dialogue to resolve the territorial dispute.
The United States, which has a military presence in Japan, has also expressed concern over the missile test, with a State Department spokesperson calling on Russia to "refrain from actions that could escalate tensions in the region."

Arms Race And Regional Tensions

The missile test has renewed fears of a new arms race between Russia and its neighbors, including Japan and South Korea.
The region has seen a significant increase in military activity in recent years, with China also expanding its military presence in the region.
Some experts warn that the missile test could lead to a new round of arms buildup and regional tensions.
This is a clear signal that Russia is willing to use force to defend its territorial claims. It could lead to a dangerous escalation of tensions in the region.- A security analyst in Tokyo
As the combat in Ukraine enters its second year, the Russian military has conducted regular drills across the nation, and Russian warships have resumed maneuvers - operations designed to train troops and demonstrate the country's military capabilities.

Final Words

The test-firing of supersonic missiles by Russia at a mock target in the Sea of Japan has raised concerns and condemnation from Japan and other countries in the region.
The missile test highlights the increasing military activity and tensions in the region, and has renewed fears of a new arms race.
It is important for all parties to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue to prevent further escalation of tensions and to promote peace and stability in the region.
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