Four Russian cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea fell short of their targets in Syria and crash landed in a rural part of Iran.
It has been widely reported that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. It’s unclear where in Iran the missiles landed, Russian ships have been positioned in the south Caspian Sea, meaning the likely flight path for missiles into Syria would cross over both Iran and Iraq.
According to the Russian officials, four warships from the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla launched 26 3M-14T Kalibr NK cruise missiles that hit 11 targets within Syrian territory. Russian officials have denied the crash while local media in Iran have been reporting the crash.
The missile is a modular system with five different variants: two anti-shipping types, one for land attack, and two with an anti-submarine role. The missile is designed to share common parts between the surface and submarine-launched variants.
At least four missiles fell as they flew over Iran according to US officials said citing military and intelligence information. It remains unclear whether anyone was injured in crash although it is highly unlikely.