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"During the check, the district’s command assessed the commanders’ ability to make independent decisions in various conditions and also the practical skills of Iskander-M crews to prepare the missile systems for firing and accomplish single and multiple electronic missile launches against targets imitating a notional enemy’s command posts and radar stations located at a distance of several hundred kilometers," the district’s press office said in a statement.
Missile crews have performed multi-kilometer marches to the areas of training, practiced tasks to deploy Iskander missile systems and change launch positions, load missiles from transporter and transporter-loader vehicles, the press office said.
The drills involved about 100 servicemen and more than 20 pieces of combat hardware of a missile formation of the Western Military District.
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.