Russian military tests newly deployed coastal defense system in Arctic

Newly released video shows supersonic anti-ship Oniks missiles launched from mobile units on Kotelny Island.

By Reuters - September 27, 2018

Russia’s military recently tested its Bastion coastal defense systems at Kotelny Island in the Laptev Sea in the Arctic Ocean.

A video released by the country’s defense ministry on Wednesday showed multiple launches of supersonic anti-ship Oniks missiles.

The ministry said the launches were a part of tactical drills being conducted by the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet.