|SSC-6 Sennight area closure -- July 27-August 1, 2015|
According to a spokesman for Russia's Eastern Military District, a Pacific Fleet missile unit recently launched an SSC-6 Sennight (Russian name: 3K60 Bal) anti-ship cruise missile from a position near Cape Povorotnyy. The target was stricken auxiliary vessel located 50 kilometers from shore. The target was reportedly "destroyed", earning the missile unit a score of "outstanding."
The missile launch occurred within an announced area closure:
SEA OF JAPAN.
DNC 23, DNC 24.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 2200Z TO 1000Z
COMMENCING DAILY 27 THRU 30 JUL
IN AREA BOUND BY
41-13-00N 133-36-00E, 42-05-30N 133-04-42E,
42-17-30N 133-03-00E, 42-37-00N 133-01-18E,
42-41-30N 133-03-12E, 42-42-00N 133-10-00E,
42-41-48N 133-10-18E, 42-33-30E 133-34-30E,
42-28-00N 133-49-12E, 41-48-12N 134-43-00E,
41-36-30N 134-26-18E, 41-28-00N 134-12-42E,
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2414/15.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 311100Z JUL 15.//
Authority: NAVAREA XIII 85/15 240902Z JUL 15.
Date: 240945Z Jul 15
Cancel: 31110000 Jul 15
This is at least the second SSC-6 launch in the Pacific Fleet this year; the first occurred on April 28.