Russia Test-Fires 'Iskander' Tactical Ballistic Missile

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Russia Test-Fires 'Iskander' Tactical Ballistic Missile
Russia Test-Fires Iskander Tactical Ballistic Missile. Image credits: TASS

Russia's Central Military District last week test-fired a cruise missile of the Iskander tactical missile system from the Kapustin Yar practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region as part of drill.

"A missile brigade of the Central Military District has live-fired a cruise missile from the Iskander tactical missile system at the Kapustin Yar practice range in the Astrakhan Region today against a simulated enemy’s command post at a distance of about 200 km," TASS reported citing a press statement by the Central Military District’s press office on Friday.

The missile basically flew at an altitude of about 40-50 km.

"The missile that incorporates reduced signature technology was not detected by a simulated enemy’s electronic warfare means and successfully hit the target," the statement added.

Iskander tactical ballistic missile systems are capable of hitting both small-size and large-area targets at a distance of up to 500 km to destroy missile and multiple launch rocket systems, long-range artillery guns, aircraft and helicopters at aerodromes, command posts and communications centers.

The Iskander tactical ballistic missile complex includes a launcher, a loader-transporter, a routine maintenance vehicle, a command post vehicle, an information post, an ammunition equipment set and training aids.

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