Algerian Navy has made significant and qualitative progress after successfully launching attack missiles from a submarine and hitting ground targets, a capability that is possessed by a few countries in the world, especially in the Mediterranean, according to a report that was published here on Friday by Rai al-Yaoum (Today’s Opinion) news website.
Algeria navy conducted a military test on September 29th and revealed it last week and passed in silence because of the movement for democracy. A “636-Kilo class” Russian type submarine, fired missiles hitting ground targets rather than naval targets.
With this experience, Algeria has joined a few countries in the world capable of launching submarine strikes on ground targets, a capability Israel has with the help of the United States, while major countries such as France have great difficulties in this technology of warfare. It has conducted experiments to hit ground targets, and developed countries in the military industry such as Italy and Spain cannot hit ground targets with naval missiles.
In this military experiment, the Algerian navy used the Club-S missiles, a modified version of the sophisticated Russian missile Kalibr, which Russia used for the first time to strike ISIS in Syria in the last two years.
Russia sold this type of missiles to a few countries including, China, Vietnam, India, Algeria and perhaps Iran. These missiles have a range of more than 2000 kilometers, thus making multiple targets for Algerian missiles, including southern European countries.
Weapons experts believe that Algeria conducted the test in secret before it announced that there are no independent experts to confirm this qualitative warfare of the Algerian Navy, but Russia’s sale of advanced weapons to Algeria in recent years, including interceptors “S400” and attack missiles “Xender” and “Club-S” , and the advanced “Kilo submarines”, which are indications that the experiment has already been conducted.