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Kazakhstan interested in Russia's Iskander-M missile system deliveries

August 11, 2014, 14:18 UTC+3 ZHUKOVSKY

Iskander-M is capable of hitting targets deep inside the enemy lines and has a firing range of up to 500 km

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ZHUKOVSKY, August 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Kazakhstan has filed a request concerning  deliveries of Russian Iskander-M missile systems, Konstantin Biryulin, director of the Federal Service for Military Technological Cooperation, told journalists on Monday.

"There has been a request from Kazakhstan but no decisions have been made as of yet,” Biryulin told Itar-Tass, adding both sides are involved in a discussion.

Iskander-M (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a version of the Iskander tactical missile system supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. It is capable of hitting targets deep inside the enemy lines. The system’s firing range is up to 500 km. The complex comprises a launcher with two missiles, a missile-transporter loader, a command post vehicle, a technical maintenance vehicle, a set of arsenal equipment, a data processing unit, as well as training facilities.

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