Armenian Army receives first Russia-made Iskander-M missiles

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The Armed Forces of Armenia has received its first Russia-made Iskander-M short-range ballistic missiles. The new missile systems were spotted on street of Yerevan, that reported by .

The supply of weapons, and long-range missiles in particular, to its former Soviet allies underlines Russia’s continued influence in region.

The 9K720 Iskander (Russian: «Искандер»; NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system produced and deployed by the Russian Federation.

The Iskander ballistic missile is superior to its predecessor, the Oka. The Iskander-M system is equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles, model 9M723K1. Each one is controlled throughout the entire flight path and fitted with an inseparable warhead. Each missile in the launch carrier vehicle can be independently targeted in a matter of seconds. The mobility of the Iskander launch platform makes a launch difficult to prevent.

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