MOSCOW (Agencies): According to a source, the Russian military used several Soviet-made P-35B missiles of the Utes and Redut systems to strike the positions of Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile systems near Odessa.
The missiles used an original analogue control system and a television and radio command system, which showed good effectiveness of hitting Ukrainian military targets.
The P-35 is a Soviet supersonic anti-ship cruise missile weighing more than 4 tonnes with a maximum firing range of up to 400 kilometers.
The first test launch of a prototype of such a missile took place in 1959, and the missile system was put into service in 1964 on surface ships.
Later, the latest modification of the missile, the P-35B, was also adopted into service as part of the Utes and Redut coastal stationary and mobile missile systems.