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Iskander tactical missile systems strike enemy facilities in Baltic Fleet drills

The drills involve about 100 personnel and about 10 items of military and special hardware

KALININGRAD, February 2. /TASS/. The teams of the Russian Baltic Fleet’s Iskander-M tactical missile systems delivered missile strikes against a notional enemy’s installations during drills in the westernmost Kaliningrad Region, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.

"The missile troops stealthily advanced to the designated positioning area where they equipped their launching sites and conducted electronic sole and multiple launches against the targets that simulated the notional enemy’s missile launchers, aerodromes, sheltered facilities and command posts," the press office said in a statement.

The drills involve about 100 personnel and about 10 items of military and special hardware. The data recording equipment has confirmed that all the targets have been eliminated, the press office said.

The command of a large missile formation practiced the issues of troops’ command and control from mobile command posts. In addition, the missile combat teams operated in the conditions of the terrain’s notional radiation and chemical contamination and also repelled an attack by the enemy’s subversive and reconnaissance groups. The troops used drones to reconnoiter the terrain for changing the positions and exposing the notional enemy’s stealth subversive groups, the statement says.

The Iskander-M tactical missile system is designated to strike adversary low-sized and site targets to 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.