In Russia re-emerged as a result of the first brigade of tactical missile systems "Iskander". On this, as reported by "Interfax", said the head of the press service of the Western Military District, Colonel Andrei Bobrun. The first missile brigade "Iskander" is part of the secondary cooling zone. According to Bobrun, currently missile brigade takes part in tactical exercises on the firing range in the Leningrad region.
In the future, "Iskander" to replace the troops outdated tactical missile complex "Point", standing in service since the 1970s. "Compared to its predecessor, Iskander has benefits for all indicators, such as the range and accuracy, the mass of the warhead, the amount of ammunition, the speed of movement of the complex, both on roads with asphalt, and the cross-country "- said Bobrun.
Production "Iskander" adopted WEST began in late 2010, when the military received six such systems purchased in the state defense order. In early August 2011 the Deputy Minister of Defence of Russian Army General Dmitry Bulgakov said that the Army will be adopted 120 facilities "Iskander". Their purchase provides state program of armaments for 2011-2020.
"Iskander" designed to engage groups of troops, command centers, control centers aircraft, launch and indirect fire rockets and artillery. The missile can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear warheads. The firing range complex on different data up to 400-500 kilometers, and its export version — up to 280 kilometers.
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