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    Russian MoD Discusses Boosting Iskander-M Capabilities With Arms Producers

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    According to ministry statement, Representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and arms manufacturers discussed on Friday boosting combat capabilities of the Iskander-M mobile missile system by creating a new type of missiles for the complex.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and arms manufacturers discussed on Friday boosting combat capabilities of the Iskander-M mobile missile system by creating a new type of missiles for the complex, the ministry said in a statement.

    "The commander of missile troops and artillery held a meeting with representatives of the military industrial complex and discussed the issues related to boosting the combat capabilities of the Iskander-M complex by creating a new type of missiles, increasing the range and accuracy of using the missiles, that are operated by the [Russian] ground forces," the statement read.

    The Defense Ministry also said that a meeting of experts and military instructors was held in the Moscow Region on May 16-19, in order to improve the skills of planning the use of the Iskander-M, as well as the information support for the usage of the system.

    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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