//Russia upgrades its coastal missile systems with new ammo

Russia upgrades its coastal missile systems with new ammo

Russian coastal missile systems Bal will be armed with a new missile that will double the firing range of the complex, TASS reports with reference to a source in the military-industrial sector.
In addition, the new ammunition will be able to strike not only sea-based, but also ground targets. Currently, the Bal system uses X-35 missiles with a range of 120 kilometers, as well as X-35U with a range of 260 kilometers.
“The tests of the new Bal missile have confirmed that its flight range exceeded 500 km, and owing to the new guidance system, it can now hit ground targets,” the source said.