Russia test-fired Iskander-M SRBM outside its territory for the first time

Russia has test-fired a Iskander-M Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) during the Dushanbe Anti-Terror 2017 exercise in Tajikistan. This is the first time the missile is launched outside of Russian territory.

During the final stage of the exercises, the Missile Forces military destroyed simulated terrorists, while being in 140 kilometers from the ‘enemy’ target using the Iskander-M. The ‘enemy’ was also struck by Tu-22M3 strategic long-range bombers and the Uragan multiple artillery rocket system.

Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin, an aide to the commander of Russia’s Central Military District, made the announcement on Thursday in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Roshchupkin added that Uragan (Hurricane) rockets were also used in the joint military exercise named Dushanbe-Antiterror 2017 from May 30 to June 1 in Tajikistan.

The Iskander-M is a mobile ballistic missile system designed to destroy a wide variety of ground targets at a range of up to 500 kilometers.

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