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Russian missile brigade gets Iskander

15th November 2016 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 11 November that the missile brigade of Russia’s Central Military District (MD) has received new Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems.

The hardware is being rolled out across Russia’s military brigades to replace the obsolete Tochka-U system. Russia plans to have the replacement complete across all districts by 2018.

According to the Ministry of Defence, personnel of the Central MD have already undertaken training on the system, and the hardware has been integrated into the joint information system. 

There are two principal types of missiles used by the Iskander-M system: the 9M723 tactical ballistic missile that can use several types of conventional warheads; and the R-500 cruise missile.

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