It is the second unit of the Russian Missile Forces to be armed with the Iskander-M complexes, military officials said.
The Iskander-M (also referred to as NATO's reporting name SS-26 Stone) is characterized by high mobility and maneuverability, as it takes just 20 minutes to place the system in operational readiness.
The system is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 500 kilometers, with a precision of around 30 centimeters.
It can hit troop concentrations or underground command centers, depending on the warheads placed on the rockets. If necessary, its missiles can also be armed with nuclear warheads.
The Iskander-M missile system has been used by the Russian military since 2006.