How Good Are Russian Cruise Missiles?
The launching of numerous Russian cruise missiles this week, aimed at targets in Syria in support of the embattled Assad regime, caught quite a few people by surprise, but it really shouldn’t have. What the Russians may have lacked in opportunities to exercise their cruise missile technology, they certainly have not lacked in the development end of things. Still, this begs the question – How good are Russian cruise missiles? As always, the answer starts in the past.
What rightfully aught to surprise is the fact that Soviet cruise missile research began almost immediately following the close of WWII.