The Russian Ministry of Defense has published training footage of its new Stoikiy corvette firing "Uran" anti-ship missiles, shedding more light on Russia's unfolding naval modernization strategy.

The one-minute clip begins with several shots of Stoikiy, before turning to what appears to be the captain ordering the missile launch in condensed military parlance: "Missile attack. Commander of the second combat unit, surface target, coast 0. Distance of 30 kilometers. Initiate orders."

A red alarm bell is sounded, and a Stoikiy crew member is shown pushing a large "launch" button. The launch of the two Kh-35 missiles is depicted from multiple angles, including the onboard digital targeting module. The clip then shows close-up footage of the blast impact, before ending with a parting vanity shot of Stoikiy.

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