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    Iskander-M Missile Fired During Snap Military Drills in Southern Russia

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    A Russian missile unit on Friday carried out a launch of the Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile during ongoing snap military drills in southern Russia, the defense Ministry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — 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 the range of up to 500 kilometers (over 300 miles): 

    "A launch of the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile was carried out at the Kapustin Yar testing range [in the Astrakhan Region] as part of the snap military drills of the Southern Military District," the ministry said in a statement.


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