Defense Ministry: Iskander-M missiles moved from Orenburg to Sverdlovsk region

Iskander-M tactical missile systems have been moved from their base near Orenburg to the Sverdlovsk region, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Iskander-M tactical missile systems have been moved from their base near Orenburg to the Sverdlovsk region, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The missile systems will participate in the Urals parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War [of 1941-1945] for the first time ever," says a report by the Central Military District press service seen by Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

Iskander-M "boasts high firepower, mobility and maneuverability and can destroy targets at a range of several hundred kilometers with high precision, by firing at two targets at a one-minute interval," the report said.

"The missile trajectory is hard for the enemy to predict," the ministry continued.

"Four self-propelled Iskander-M launchers will join the mechanized procession to march across the main square of Yekaterinburg on May 9. The parade will present over 2,700 servicemen and about a hundred military systems," it said.

The Orenburg missile brigade shifted to Iskander-M missile systems in the end of last year. Servicemen were trained to operate the new hardware and participated in tactical exercises at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region, the ministry said.

 

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