Russia recently deployed its mobile coastal defense missile system on the Kuril Island of Paramushir amid tensions with Japan.
According to news reports, the K-300P Bastion-P (P stands for mobile) anti-ship missile system has stationed an additional battery in the northern part of the Kuril ridge alongside its Pacific Fleet near Japan.
“The Bastion coastal missile system combat units of the Pacific Fleet have been deployed and have taken up duty in the northern part of the Kuril ridge on Paramushir Island. Coastal missile men of the Pacific Fleet will keep a round-the-clock to control the adjacent water area and strait zones,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The operation and maintenance, technical posts equipment, material storage facilities, and entrances to the launching zones were all deployed on the island alongside active military personnel, who will also be conducting routine combat training exercises, the statement added.