Contents tagged with Iskander-M missiles

  • Israeli company publishes satellite images of Russian Iskander missiles in Syria

    The Israeli company ImageSat International (ISI), specializing in satellite photography, took a photo of the Iskander-M complex at the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria. The company posted the photos to its Twitter page.

    The photos date April 17. The company claims that they capture the conveyor and loader, as well as the Iskander launcher.

    #NOW: an #SS26 #Iskander #SSM practice in #Hmeimim, the #Russian airbase in #Syria. #SnapTasking and high-revisit advantage.#ISI #missile #VISINT #IMINT …

  • Ukrainian general: Ukraine needs missiles covering the entire territory of Russia

    The former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Ihor Romanenko, believes that Kyiv should follow the example of the United States, which withdrew from the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Short Range Missiles, and do the same by withdrawing from the Budapest Memorandum signed with Russia.

    According to Romanenko, this agreement deprives Ukraine of, not only nuclear, but also missile weapons, which could serve as a deterrent.

    “The only …

  • Kyiv: Russia deployed Iskander missile systems near the border with Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed that Russia deployed 12 Iskander missile systems 250 km from the Ukrainian border,  UNIAN reports, citing  the Ministry’s response to an inquiry about US media reports about the deployment of the missile systems in close proximity to the Ukrainian border.

    “According to public information of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Defense Ministry, we would like to report the following: in the area of Krasnodar (250 km to the border with Ukraine) a …

  • Russia began Missile Forces' rearmament with new MLRS

    The chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery Forces, Mikhail Matveyevsky, announced that this year, Russian Federation begins rearmament from large-caliber multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) Smerch to more modern Tornado-S systems.

    In an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, Matveyevsky stated that modernized self-propelled howitzers 2S19M2 Msta-SM are fully integrated into a tactical single level control system, as well as a modernized mid-caliber multiple-launch rocket system, …

  • Russia to fire Iskander-M missile systems during Vostok 2018 exercise

    Troops from the missile unit of the 41st Combined Arms Army of Russia’s Central Military District, which is stationed in the Sverdlovsk region, will fire shots from Iskander-M mobile tactical missile systems at the Kapustin Yar training ground as part of the Vostok 2018 military exercises, said the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday.

    “Iskander-M missile system crews were transferred earlier to the Astrakhan region by railroad transport. At the training ground, the troops marched to position …

  • Russia confirms deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad region

    The Russian Ministry of Defense of Russia has confirmed deployment of Iskander-M missile systems in Kaliningrad Oblast for the first time, reported Interfax, citing a representative of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "Last Thursday, during nighttime training for the Victory Parade for the Kaliningrad community, several Iskander-M military vehicles were specially demonstrated. Residents of the Russian exclave should see and understand that the Russian army’s most modernized weaponry stands in the …

  • Russia conducts Iskander missile launches for the first time outside the country

    Russian Iskander-M tactical missile systems made their first launches outside of Russia during military exercises held in Tajikistan. A ballistic missile destroyed a cluster of imaginary militants during maneuvers in Tajikistan. This was reported by TASS news agency, citing Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin, Assistant Commander of the Central Military District.

    “For the first time, Iskander-M tactical missile systems destroyed a cluster of ‘fighters’ during exercises outside of Russia. The …

  • Russia transferred Iskander-M missile systems to Tajikistan

    Russia has deployed Iskander-M missile systems for the first time to Tajikistan in preparation for joint exercises.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, the commander of the troops of the Central Military District, Colonel General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, stated that the Iskander-M missile systems will carry out a combat launch at a hypothetical “terrorist” base camp in the mountains in the course of the combat exercises.

    This will be the first time the Iskander missile systems will take …

  • For now, Russia does not plan to supply Belarus with Iskander-M missile systems

    Dmitriy Shugaev, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told Interfax that for the time being, Russia does not plan to supply the Iskander-M operational and tactical missile system to Belarus. "At the moment, there have been no official requests for the acquisition of these systems from Belarus," he said during MILEX – 2017, the 8th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery.

    In October 2016, Belarusian Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makei, gave an …