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Russia Carries Out Training Launch of Cruise Missile From Iskander-M System

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Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles - Sputnik International
The missile brigade of the Russia's Central Military District carried out a combat launch of a cruise missile from the operational and tactical Iskander-M missile system, according to official statement.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia carried out a combat training launch on Friday of a high power cruise missile from Iskander-M ballistic missile systems in the country’s southwest, the defense ministry announced.

"The missile brigade of the Central Military District carried out a combat launch of a cruise missile from the operational and tactical Iskander-M missile system against a command center of a simulated enemy some 200 kilometers [124 miles] away," the statement reads.

The missile, manufactured using technologies to reduce radar visibility, was not detected by the simulated enemy’s electronic warfare equipment and successfully hit its target.

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According to the statement, the altitude of the main part of the flight was around 40-50 kilometers.

The 9K720 Iskander-M entered into service in 2006 to replace the OTR-23 Oka missile system, retired following the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The Iskander is characterized by its high mobility and maneuverability, as it takes just 20 minutes to put the system into operational readiness.

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