Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — sourceSport May 25, 18:57
Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 18:51
Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regionsBusiness & Economy May 25, 18:46
Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022Military & Defense May 25, 17:41
MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Iskander-M tactical missile systems will be moved by almost 800 kilometers (497 miles) for live-firing exercises on the Kapustin Yar shooting range near Astrakhan in south Russia, the Southern Military District’s press office reported on Wednesday.
"As part of a planned tactical exercise, Iskander tactical missile units of the Southern Military District have embarked on a march by a combined method to the Kapustin Yar shooting range in the Astrakhan Region. The march will be almost 800 km long," the district’s press office said.
The drills will culminate in Iskander tactical missile live-firing against various ground targets and infrastructure facilities of a simulated enemy, the press office said.
Previous reports said the drills on the shooting ranges of the Southern Military District would involve about 9,000 troops and 3,000 pieces of missile and artillery weaponry, combat and special hardware.
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.