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Russia test-fires Iskander tactical missile at southern training range

April 15, 14:04 UTC+3
According to the statement, the missile basically flew at an altitude of about 40-50 km
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Russia test-fires Iskander tactical missile

MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. A cruise missile of the Iskander tactical missile system has been live-fired from the Kapustin Yar practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region as part of drills, the Central Military District’s press office reported on Friday.

"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," the press office said in a statement obtained by TASS.

The missile basically flew at an altitude of about 40-50 km, the statement said.

"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 said.

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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