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Russia successfully tests Iskander missile in Far East drills

August 19, 2016, 11:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The missile hit a target at a proving ground in the Amur region 300 kilometers away
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Iskander missile firing in April 2016

MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. A ballistic missile Iskander has been successfully launched during an exercise in the Jewish Autonomous Area in the Far East to hit a target 300 kilometers away, the Eastern Military District’s spokesman, Aleksandr Gordeyev, has told the media.

"The launch was carried out from a training site in the Jewish Autonomous area. The missile hit a target at a proving ground in the Amur region 300 kilometers away," Gordeyev said.

The missile destroyed several military infrastructure facilities of a hypothetical enemy, including a command center. Mechanized infantry units then went on the offensive.

More than 400 officers and men and 100 pieces of military equipment from a missile unit of the Eastern Military District are involved in the exercise.

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