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    Russian Troops Carry Out 2 Iskander-M Launches During Astrakhan Region Drills

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    Unmanned aerial vehicles controlled the accuracy of the strikes.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Strategic missile forces of the Russian Defense Ministry's Southern Military District have carried out two real Iskander-M launches and 30 simulations during drills in the southern Astrakhan region in the past two months, the region's press office said Monday.

    "In two months, strategic missile forces overcame a distance of more than 3,000 kilometers [1864 miles], carried out more than 120 exercise strikes at simulated enemy forces, having made 30 simulation launches and two real ones, with missiles located at Astrakhan region ranges," the statement said.

    According to the statement, drone aircraft controlled the accuracy of the strikes, submitting the relevant data in real-time.


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