Turkmen (Turkmenistan) Naval Forces’ Tarantul Class Corvette conducted a live missile firing in the Caspian Sea. The ship fired a Kh-35 Uran anti-ship missile. The missile hit its target successfully. The Turkmen Tarantul Class corvettes are capable to carry 16 missiles. There are two Tarantul Class corvettes in Turkmen Naval Forces, Edermen (828) and Gayratly (829).
The Kh-35 Uran (Russian: Х-35, AS-20 ‘Kayak’) is a Soviet turbojet subsonic cruise anti-ship missile. Turkmen Naval Forces have 75 Kh-35 Uran missiles in its inventory.
|Length:||4.4 m (14 ft)|
|Diameter:||0.42 m (17 in)|
|Wingspan:||1.33 m (4.4 ft)|
|Guidance||Inertial, satellite navigation, active/passive radar|
|Range||7–260 km (4–162 mi; 4–140 nmi)|
|Seeker range||50 km (31 mi; 27 nmi)|
|Speed||Mach 0.8–Mach 0.85 (609–647 mph; 980–1,041 km/h)|
|Warhead||145 kg (320 lb) penetrating HE frag|