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Over 80% of Russia’s missile units rearmed with Iskander tactical systems

February 22, 13:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Iskander tactical ballistic missile systems are capable of hitting both small-size and large-area targets at a distance of up to 500 km

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MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS. Over 80% of Russia’s missile formations have switched over from Tochka-U tactical missile systems to the advanced Iskander-M complexes, Army Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov told journalists on Wednesday.

"Work continues in the ground forces to rearm military units and formations with the modern types of armament and military hardware. The ground forces’ missile formations are switching over in a planned procedure from the Tochka-U tactical missile complex to the Iskander-M system. As of today, over 80% of missile formations have received the new missile systems," the commander said.

This year, two more missile formations will switch over to Iskander-M systems, he added.

The Iskander-M tactical missile system is designated for making concealed preparations and delivering high-accuracy missile strikes against various objectives in the enemy’s tactical depth within a guaranteed destruction range of 50 to 500 km in various theaters of operation and any conditions, including amid active missile defense and jamming counter-measures.

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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