Iskander-M Tactical Missile Systems to be Moved 800 km for Drills in South Russia

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Russia-Astrakhan_Caucasus-Map Placing the Iskander missiles at Astrakhan making them closer to Turkey, the Caucasus and the Middle East.

  • Iskander-M Tactical Missile Systems to be Moved 800 km for Drills in South Russia
    by http://tass.ru/en, 19 Aug 2015  
    The drills will culminate in Iskander tactical missile live-firing against various ground targets and infrastructure facilities of a simulated enemy.

    MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Iskander-M tactical missile systems will be moved by almost 800 kilometers (497 miles) for live-firing exercises on the Kapustin Yar shooting range near Astrakhan in south Russia, the Southern Military District’s press office reported on Wednesday.

    “As part of a planned tactical exercise, Iskander tactical missile units of the Southern Military District have embarked on a march by a combined method to the Kapustin Yar shooting range in the Astrakhan Region. The march will be almost 800 km long,” the district’s press office said.

    The drills…

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