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, the missile crews will carry out hypothetical single and group electronic launches against targets simulating the launch positions of enemy missile systems. In addition, the Iskander-M combat crews will conduct training on the control and technical support systems.

At the end of the exercises, the missile crews will execute strikes against hypothetical targets, located at a distance of up to 300 kilometers. Overall, more than 500 servicemen will take part in the drills, using about 60 pieces of equipment.

  Iskander missiles, Russian military exercises