The Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the completion of tests of the new missile for the Iskander short-range ballistic missile system, as stated in the message issued by Major General Oleg Kislov, the head of the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site where the tests were conducted published on website of the Defense Ministry.
According to Kislov, the military conducted test firing of 400 surface-to-air missile system as part of the re-armament tests.
According to the Major General, at the Kapustin Yar test site in the Astrakhan region, the military is also working on the creation of a new silo-based missile complex, as well as testing weapons and military equipment based "on new physical principles."
In September, during the Zapad-2017 exercises, the Russian military tested a high-capacity missile for the Iskander-M missile system. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the rocket launched from the Kapustin Yar test site flew 480 km and successfully hit the target at the Makat training area in Kazakhstan.