Russia: Iskander missile launchers flex muscles at Vostok-2018

The 9K720 Iskander short-range ballistic missile system conducted test launches of cruise missiles at Zabaikalsky Krai's Tsugol firing range as part of the Vostok-2018 drills on Thursday. The Iskander-M has been used by the Russian Armed Forces since 2006. The system is highly mobile and can be deployed in combat within 20 minutes. The missile system is recognised for its high accuracy striking... Еще targets to within five to seven meters at a range of up to 500km (310 miles). The Vostok-2018 military exercises run from 11-17 September, in the Far East of Russia. Around 300,000 troops, 1,000 aircraft, 36,000 armoured vehicles and 80 vessels are involved in the war games, according to the Ministry of Defence. They are joined by the personnel from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Mongolia.

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