Missile brigade, armed with which are operatively-tactical complexes “Iskander-M”, raised on a drill in the Orenburg region, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the assistant commander of the Central military district (CVO) Colonel Jaroslav Roshchupkin.
According to him, the divisions marched on Totsky range and started to implement standards for equipment, starting positions, reloading missiles, the reception and transmission of data, and the development of counter-subversive-reconnaissance groups of the imaginary enemy.
“The final stage of the calculations will hold electronic ballistic missiles at the base camp in conditional illegal armed formations”, – said Roshchupkin.
He explained that a drill is held in the “framework reference check at the end of the 2016 school year.”
In early October, the defense Ministry told about the deployment of “Iskander-M” in Kaliningrad oblast. The head of the defense Committee of the state Duma Vladimir Shamanov said that they will focus on objects ABOUT in Europe.
Some European countries protested such a step. “Iskander” – it’s only offensive weapons, not defensive. Russia thus demonstrated its strength and hints that can get their rockets almost all the capitals of Europe”, – said the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite. In Sweden the re-deployment of “Iskander” called provocation, which aggravates the situation in the Baltic region.
Agency spokesman Igor Konashenkov, in turn, said that the deployment of facilities near Kaliningrad has happened repeatedly and is an element of planned training of the troops.
PTRC “Iskander-M” is capable of hitting targets at ranges up to 500 kilometers. The complex consists of two types of missiles: ballistic and cruise. The system is designed to defeat the reactive systems of volley fire of the enemy missile and air defense, aircraft and helicopters at airfields, command posts and infrastructure facilities.