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    A Russian soldier watches a transporter-loader place an Iskander-M shorter-range missile onto a self-propelled launcher during an exercise involving missile and artillery units of the Eastern Military District's Fifth Russian Army in the Primorye Territory

    Russia's Eastern Military District Division Receives Over 10 Iskander-M Systems

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    Russia's Eastern Military District received more than 10 Iskander-M missile systems, making it the 10th upgraded Land Forces missile formations, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It noted that "this is the 10th missile formation of the Land Forces that fully put into operation a modern missile system."

    "A solemn ceremony handing the Iskander-M Tactical Operational Missile Complex brigade kit to the personnel of the Eastern Military District took place at the Kapustin Yar test site," the ministry said.

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    Iskander-M ballistic missile systems, Eastern Military District, Russia, Kapustin Yar
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