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MOSCOW, September 2. /TASS/. A tactical exercise including launches of live missiles with the tactical system Iskander have begun in the Astrakhan region. Personnel from a missile unit of the Eastern Military District from Buryatia is taking part, the district’s spokesman, Aleksandr Gordeyev, told the media.
"The launches will be carried out at a proving ground in the Astrakhan Region. When the exercise is over, the crews and the missile systems will be delivered by train to their permanent location in Buryatia," he said.
The personnel of a missile unit from the Eastern Military District has completed six-month training in the use of Iskander-M systems at a centre in the Astrakhan Region.