Russian «Iskander» SS-26 Stone Short-range ballistic missile spotted in Syria, reported military-informant.com.
The new Russian «Iskander» SS-26 Stone Short-range ballistic missile spotted near the airbase Hmeymim in Syria. Earlier portal military-informant.com reported that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation conducted a redeployment of missiles of unknown type to Hmeymim air base in Syria.
The Iskander (NATO designation SS-26 Stone) short-range ballistic missile is a successor to the Oka (SS-23 Spider), which was eliminated under the INF Treaty. It was first launched in 1996 and was initially designated by NATO as the SS-X-26. It is considered the most advanced missile of its kind. The Iskander-M missile system was officially adopted by the Russian Army in 2006.
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