Contents tagged with Iskander missiles

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Poland to buy Patriot missile defense system from US because of Russian Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

    Warsaw’s desire to deploy additional batteries of Patriot anti-air defense systems is related to Russia’s plan to rearm the missile brigade in the Kaliningrad province, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told Kommersant in an interview.

    “Here’s your answer: Russian missiles have already been deployed there, and until now we have had no anti-air defense systems to defend ourselves in the event of a possible attack. We are not taking the first steps, we are reacting to what we see. …

  • An upgraded version of Russia's Iskander-M missile will be presented after 2020

    An upgraded version of the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system will be presented after 2020, announced Sergey Chemezov, the general director of Rostekh State Corporation, TASS reported.

    “Over the last few years at MSC [the JSC Scientific Production Corporation Engineering Design Bureau], more than twenty complexes of precision weapons and their modifications were created. In accordance with the adopted strategy of the Armament cluster, in ten years we intend to improve the …

  • Russia will not provide explanation to NATO about Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

    Russia will not give a report to NATO about the deployment of Iskander missile systems in Kaliningrad, said Andrei Kelin, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department as reported by RIA Novosti.

     “There will be no report at the upcoming Russia-NATO Council (RNC),” said Kelin in response to a question about an article in Spiegel.

    Spiegel reporters wrote that at the Russia-NATO council, Brussels will require an explanation from Moscow about why the Iskander missile …

  • Media: NATO will demand explanations from Russia about Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

    NATO is trying to maintain contacts with Russia and plans to hold a joint meeting at the end of March, at which it will speak of its concerns regarding the build-up of Russian missiles in Kaliningrad, as reported by Spiegel, citing its sources.

    "NATO wants Moscow to explain the deployment of medium-range Iskander missiles on the eastern border of the Alliance," the publication reads.

    According to Spiegel, the parties agreed to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at the headquarters of …

  • Russia held Iskander missile launches

    The combat crews of the missile formation in the Central Military District which are equipped with Iskander-M tactical missile systems have been conducting multiple launches aimed at destroying an imaginary enemy airfield during exercises in the Orenburg region of the Russian Federation.

    "The tasks were executed in conditions as close as possible to combat ones. The units were put on alert in the morning, made a 40 km march to the rendezvous point where they met with deployed military vehicles …

  • Peskov: Russia will not withdraw Iskanders from Kaliningrad until Europe's plan for anti-Russian missile system is cancelled

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, stated in his interview with BBC TV that Moscow will not withdraw its Iskander missile systems from Kaliningrad for as long as there are missile systems in Europe targeted against Russia.

    “It is a very difficult issue. We can’t just withdraw these missile systems from Kaliningrad without knowing that plans to create anti-Russian missile systems on the European continent will be cancelled,” Peskov said. Last year, …

  • Russian ground forces to receive new Iskander-M missile complexes

    A military source told Interfax that the rearmament of missile brigades with tactical Iskander-M missile complexes will continue in 2017.

    "In the new year, the scheduled rearmament of the missile units from Tochka and Tochka-U to the modern Iskander-M will continue,'' the source said.

    Earlier, the head of the missile troops and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Mikhail Matveyevsky, reported that the rearmament of all existing units with the Iskander-M missile complex …

  • Lithuania called the militarization of Kaliningrad a challenge for NATO

    The Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, said in an interview with The Times that he considers the Russian military build-up in Kaliningrad a challenge for NATO. 

    Particularly, Linkevičius called on NATO to stop "Russian military hooliganism” stating that “the military build-up in Kaliningrad is a challenge for NATO."

    Earlier, Lithuania stated that Russia is trying to limit the arrival of NATO allied ships to the Baltic States with the help of the new coastal missile complexes in …

  • NATO was aware of Russia’s plans to deploy Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad

    NATO knew even before 2012 that Russia was planning to deploy Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad because the previous-generation Tochka missile systems had become obsolete. However, Moscow is now describing the deployment of the missile systems as a response to the expansion of the alliance.

    Russia deployed the Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad last month. The official representative from NATO negatively assessed the deployment of the Russian missile systems, stated the vice …

  • All Russian missile forces to be fully equipped with nuclear-capable Iskanders by 2020

    All Russian missile formations will be reequipped with Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems by 2020, according to the Chief of Missile and Artillery Troops, Mikhail Matveevsky.

    The Major General emphasized that the Islander-M, “is the best missile system in its class today and it is able to overwhelm any missile defense system.”

    According to him, defense industry enterprises in the Russian Federation are working on the modernization of the system in order to improve its combat and …