Iskander-M mobile missile systems take part in Far East drills

November 19, 2016 TASS

Crews of Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems took part in drills in Russia’s Far Eastern Military district, a military spokesman told TASS on Nov. 19.

"A missile formation was put on alert as part of the training," a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry's Eastern Military District, Vladimir Matveyev said.

Among other things, the drills involved the deployment and maneuvering of Iskander-M systems in different conditions, as well as aiming, preparations for firing and simulation launches, but no actual firing.

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.

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