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Russia to live-fire Iskander tactical missiles in late July — Defense Ministry

July 13, 2015, 12:11 UTC+3

The drills will be held in Russia's Astrakhan Region

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Iskander-M tactical missile (archive)

Iskander-M tactical missile (archive)

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MOSCOW, July 13. /TASS/. A missile unit in Russia's Southern Military District will hold drills and live-fire Iskander tactical missile systems, the district's press service said on Monday.

"Servicemen of a missile unit of the Southern Military Distric deployed in the Krasnodar Territory began preparations for drills and live-firing of tactical Iskander-M missile systems that will start in late July at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region," the press service said.

The Iskander-M system currently in service is capable of hitting targets at distances of 50 to 500 kilometers.

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