Russia Tests New Missile for Iskander Missile System

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Russia Tests New Missile for Iskander Missile System
Russia Tests New Missile for Iskander Missile System

Russia tested a new missile for the Iskander short-range missile system at the Kapustin Yar testing ground in southern Astrakhan Region.

"Among the most significant events recently held [at the training ground] is the completion of inter-departmental trials of a new missile for the Iskander missile system," the testing range’s chief Maj. Gen. Oleg Kislov told reporters on Wednesday, TASS reports.

"In addition, intense effort is under way to modernize the training ground’s testing facilities, new facilities are being built and the old ones are being modernized," the official added.

The general added that the Kapuistin Yar is currently working on 160 projects in the interests of all branches and arms of the Russian armed forces.

The Iskander-M is designed to destroy targets such as missile systems and multiple rocket launchers, long-range artillery, command posts and communication centers, as well as aircraft and helicopters stationed at airfields at a distance of up to 500 kilometers.

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