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Missile Units Of Russian Ground Forces To Be Rearmed With Iskander-M Systems In 2019

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Missile Units Of Russian Ground Forces To Be Rearmed With Iskander-M Systems In 2019

Missile units of the Russian Ground Forces will be re-armed with Iskander-M missile systems in 2019, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website (source):

Rearmament of the missile formations of the Land Forces of the Russian Armed Forces to the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system will be completed in 2019. As part of the state defence order, the manufacturer will transfer the Iskander-M systems to the missile brigade of the Western Military District.

The brigade set is made up of more than 50 units of equipment, including launchers, transporting-charging machines, command post vehicles, maintenance vehicles, as well as life-support vehicles. The Iskander-M missile system is capable of engaging targets at a range of up to 500km. There are two types of missiles: ballistic and cruising.

The complex is designed to eliminate enemy missile launchers, anti-missile and air defence systems, airplanes and helicopters at airfields, command posts and infrastructure.

Nowadays, the Iskander-M is the best missile system in its class, which is able to overwhelm any missile defence.

Currently, enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation to modernise the complex, in order to improve its combat and operational characteristics.

In the same year, the Ground Forces will receive over 1,850 vehicles, including Typhoon-K, Typhoon-U armoured vehicles, RKhM-8 chemical reconnaissance vehicles, Tigr-M armored vehicles and other types of equipment.

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