Contents tagged with Iskander missiles

  • NATO accuses Russia of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    To this day, Russia has not presented convincing information on its new 9M729 missile system, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the meeting of NATO defense ministers scheduled for October 3-4.

    The most plausible theory at the moment is that Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, he commented. The NATO Secretary-General urged Moscow to respond promptly to allay these fears.

    When asked how NATO intends to react to Russia’s violation, …

  • Russia begins exercises with the Iskander missile systems in Stavropol Krai

    An Iskander missile unit arrived at one of the testing grounds in the Stavropol Krai to participate in exercises with the Iskander-M tactical missile system, Vadim Astafyev, the Chief of the Press Service of the Southern Military District, said.

    "The missile unit of the 58th combined arms army of the Southern Military District equipped with the Iskander-M tactical missile system arrived at one of the training sites in the Stavropol Krai to conduct exercises," he said.

    According to Astafyev, …

  • Russia says that it will continue deploying Iskander strategic missiles in Kaliningrad despite Western protests

    The Russian State Duma has commented on Washington's plans to monitor the deployment of the Russian Iskander missile system in the Kaliningrad region. Yury Shvytkin, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense and Security Committee, said that Moscow will continue to deploy the weapons in order to "maintain the balance”.

    "We will deploy them [the Iskander missiles] and similar types of weapons where we find it necessary to strengthen our borders and maintain the balance that the US is trying to …

  • Latvian Ambassador to Russia: if Moscow stations Iskander missile systems permanently in Kaliningrad NATO will have to respond

    If the recent permanent deployment of Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile systems to the Kaliningrad region (the Russian Federation) are confirmed, this could be interpreted as a step toward the imbalance and destabilizing of the situation with Russia, according to the Ambassador of Latvia to Russia, Maris Riekstins, on LTV’s Rita Panorama program.

    According to the Rus.TVNET, Mr. Riekstins also said that Russia had not announced the stationing of the missile systems, though there had …

  • President of Lithuania: deployment of Iskander missile systems in Russia’s Kaliningrad region poses a threat to Europe

    While speaking at a press conference, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaité stated that the Iskander Tactical Missile Systems that will be permanently stationed in the Kaliningrad region of Russia beginning February 5 will be a threat to Europe, Delfi reports.

    "Iskander missiles are being stationed in Kaliningrad for permanent presence as we speak. This is not just a threat to Lithuania but to half of all European countries," said Grybauskaité.

    NATO believes that the deployment of the …

  • Media: Russia to permanently station Iskander ballistic missiles near Kaliningrad

    Russian newspaper Kommersant reports that Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems (SRBMS) will be stationed in the Kaliningrad region on a permanent basis in the near future, citing a source close to the General Staff of Russia.

    Until now, the newest SRBM systems had only been transferred to the region on a temporary basis.

    The publication reports that the Iskanders will be put on combat duty in early 2018. The 152nd Guards Missile Brigade (Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad region) will …

  • Kremlin believes Russia’s new Iskander missiles will help to contain nuclear threats

    The capabilities of the Iskander-M ballistic missile system make it possible to repel even a nuclear threat, which is relevant in light the worsening situation around North Korea, RIA Novosti reported, citing the head of the Defense Committee of the Federation Council and former Commander of the VKS (Russian Space Forces) Viktor Bondarev.

    Earlier this week, the chief of the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site, Major General Oleg Kislov, announced the completion of tests for a new …

  • Russia tests new missile for Iskander complex

    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 …

  • Kremlin: Russia may increase number of Iskander ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad in response to deployment of U.S. division in Poland

    Russia may respond to the deployment of a U.S. armored division in Poland by strengthening its Iskander missile system grouping, stated the chairman of the Duma Committee on Defense, the former commander of the Airborne Forces Vladimir Shamanov, as reported by TASS.

    “This creates conditions which in the future could allow them to create a certain springboard for attack,” Shamanov said, adding that measures will be taken, including the deployment of additional units of the Russian Armed Forces …

  • Russia conducts exercises of its missile forces in North Ossetia and Stavropol Krai

    One of the Southern Military District’s (SMD) missile units, equipped with Iskander missiles, has been put on high readiness state in order to carry out command and staff exercises in Stavropol Krai, SMD spokesperson Vadim Astafyev announced.

    “One of the SMD’s missile units, deployed in North Ossetia, has been placed on alert for training purposes, in order to carry out command and staff exercises at the Sernovodsk training ground in Stavropol Krai,” he said.

    According to him, the quick …