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Russia to Enlarge Iskander Missile Brigades

On December 16, a Russian media report said that the Russian military would enlarge its Iskander brigades from 12 to 16 launchers each. According to Kremlin officials, several brigades were reorganized to include new units, with all brigades scheduled to expand by 2021. However, the report gives no timeline on when Russia would equip those...

Russia Tests Iskander Missiles

Between September 17-19, the Russian armed forces flight tested several 9M723 Iskander ballistic missiles during military exercises in Kazakhstan. According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the exercises successfully struck their targets from “several hundred kilometers away.” The Iskander missile entered Russian service in 2006 and has a range of 500 km.  Related Links: Пуски ракет...

Russia Begins Black Sea Military, Missile Drills

On August 26, Russia began military drills near the Black Sea, mobilizing over 8,000 troops in an interservice exercise. During the drills, the Southern Military District’s Iskander-M crews practiced electronic missile launches and reloading procedures. According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the exercises were designed to simulate “a massive strike against the notional enemy’s command...

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

On June 27, the Russian Defense Ministry ordered a new delivery of 9M728 (SSC-7) cruise missiles for its Iskander-M launchers. According to reports, the Defense Ministry signed a contract to deliver 9M728 missiles at the sidelines of the ongoing Army-2019 forum. The 9M728 cruise missile has a claimed range of 490 km. Related Links: Russia’s...

Russia to Deploy Avangard, S-350 Vityaz, and Iskander-M in 2019

On December 26, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will deploy its Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle in 2019. President Putin’s announcement came following a successful Avangard test launch that same day, marking what appears to be the missile’s fourteenth flight test. The Avangard was one of six “next generation” weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir...

Russian Iskander-M Strikes Target in Missile Test

On December 6, forces of Russia’s Eastern Military District tested an Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile against a fortified target at a distance of 80 km. The test took place at the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan Region which extends from outside Volgograd to the Caspian Sea. Related Links Russia’s Iskander-M units hold operational...

Russia Tests Upgraded BMD, Antiship Missile Systems

On December 1, the Russian Defense Ministry press service reported the successful test of a new anti-ballistic missile, conducted by a combat unit of Russia’s Air Defense and Missile Defense Forces at the Sary-Shagan Range in Kazakhstan. Quoted by the press service, Missile Defense Task Force Commander Sergei Grabchuk stated that “the new antimissile missile...

Russia Test Fires Iskander-M Missile

On June 16, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video showing a recent test launch of the short-range 9K720 Iskander-M ballistic missile. The video shows the missile successfully leaving the launcher but does not follow its entire trajectory. The Iskander is a road-mobile, solid-fueled tactical missile system designed to be used in theater level conflicts....

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Kaliningrad

On February 5, Russian state-run media reported that the country has permanently deployed Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave bordering Poland and Lithuania. Russia previously deployed the advanced missile system to Kaliningrad in December 2017, a reportedly “temporary” move in response to a U.S. build up of forces in Europe. The Iskander (NATO designation: SS-26...