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Russian upgrades tactical strike

11th April 2016 - 08:53 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Russian Army has strengthened its tactical strike capability through the recent deliveries of the 9K720 Iskander-M (SS-26 ‘Stone’) tactical ballistic missile system to another brigade.

In March the system was taken on strength by a missile brigade in Russia’s Eastern Military District.

The 20th Independent Missile Brigade, stationed in Spask-Dalniy in Russia’s Far East, has replaced its obsolete 9K79-1 Tochka-U (SS-21 Scarab-B) system with the new Iskander-M.

Before that, the Iskander-M has been delivered to seven (out of a total of 11) independent missile brigades of the Russian Army.

The last brigade to receive it was the newly-established missile

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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