ROSTOV-ON-DON, December 31. /TASS/. Over 300 personnel of Russia’s Southern Military District held an exercise in North Ossetia to practice missile strike control, employing an Iskander tactical missile system, the District’s press office reported on Tuesday.
"Servicemen of the missile formation of the Southern Military District’s 58th all-arms army stationed in North Ossetia held a missile strike control exercise. The drill involved over 300 personnel and about 50 items of armament and military hardware, including an Iskander tactical missile system," the press office said in a statement.
During the exercise, the troops practiced stealthily moving to designated positioning areas, deploying launchers and transporter-loaders and preparing data for strikes, after which they conducted electronic missile launches against a notional enemy’s vital facilities to different ranges, the statement says.
During the exercise, the personnel paid special attention to camouflaging combat vehicles and overcoming contaminated terrain, the press office specified.
The Iskander tactical missile system is designated to strike adversary low-sized and site targets at a range of up to 500 km: missile launchers, multiple launch rocket systems, long-range artillery, aircraft and helicopters at aerodromes, command posts and communications centers.