Russian army has deployed several Iskander tactical missiles in Kaliningrad region 11110162

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Russian army has deployed several Iskander tactical missiles in Kaliningrad region.
The Russian military have numerously deployed Iskander operational and tactical missile complexes in Kaliningrad region and will keep doing it for combat training purposes, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said commenting on western reports on Iskander deployment.
     
The Russian military have numerously deployed Iskander operational and tactical missile complexes in Kaliningrad region and will keep doing it for combat training purposes, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said commenting on western reports on Iskander deployment. Iskander-M mobile launcher unit at Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, Russia.
     
"The Iskander operational and tactical missile system is a mobile one. In the framework of combat training plans the units of missile forces improve their skills year-round and cover major distances across the Russian territory by various means: by air, sea and under own steam," the general said.

"Kaliningrad region is no exception. Missile units have been numerously deployed there and will continue to be deployed for combat training of the Russian armed forces," he added.

Konashenkov stressed the Russian defense ministry made no secret of the deployment of Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad and used it to verify parameters of a U.S. spy satellite.

"Nobody was making a big secret from transportation of the complex onboard the Ambal freighter. Even more, we have exposed one Iskander before the loading on the Ambal right under the flying U.S. reconnaissance satellite in order to verify parameters of that space craft," he said.

"We did not have to wait too long - the U.S. counterparts in the ‘heat of revealing’ have confirmed everything for us," the general said.

Iskander Missile SS-26 Stone is a short range tactical missile system developed and produced in Russia. The missile is designed for mobile, autonomous operation and is capable of striking point and area targets at ranges of 50 – 280 km. The missile can carry conventional warheads, cluster bombs splinter munitions and allows for precision-strike operations. The target accuracy is 5-7 meter coupled with optical homing head and 30-70 m in autonomous application.
 

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