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    The Russian Defense Ministry has released a footage showing the first launch of Iskander-M system's missile taking place outside of Russian territory.

    The launch has been conducted as part of the Russia-Tajikistan joint drills dubbed "Dushanbe-Counterterror."

    During the final stage of the exercises, the Missile Forces military destroyed simulated terrorists, while being in 140 kilometers from the 'enemy' target.

    The 'enemy' was also struck by Tu-22M3 strategic long-range bombers and the Uragan multiple artillery rocket system.

    The "Dushanbe-Counterterror" are the first war games conducted by the Anti-terrorist center of the CIS countries involving the Armed Forces of the states of the Commonwealth of Independent Nations.

    The Iskander-M (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a mobile ballistic missile system designed to destroy a wide variety of ground targets at a range of up to 500 kilometers (over 300 miles).


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