13 Oct 2018 11:37

Iskander-M crews destroy simulated enemy base in CSTO drill in Kyrgyzstan

KANT. Oct 13 (Interfax) - Crews of Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems have destroyed a base and a command post of the simulated enemy during the Interaction 2018 drill of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) at the Edelweiss training range in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Central Military District said in a statement.

"Servicemen of a missile formation of the Central Military District, who were deployed to Kyrgyzstan from the Urals, accomplished a massive computer-simulated strike on enemy targets at a distance of 120 kilometers," the statement said.

Iskander-M is designed to strike on crucial small-sized and site targets on a top range of 500 kilometers.

The Interaction 2018 drill is taking place at the Edelweiss range in Kyrgyzstan on October 10-13 and involving over 1,600 troops from six countries - Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan - as well as over 250 pieces of military hardware, including 30 planes and helicopters.