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Western military district gets first Iskander tactical missile system

Iskander tactical missile system
11:13 14/12/2010

The first Iskander tactical surface-to-surface ballistic missile system has entered service with the Russian Army's Western Military District, regional commander Arkady Bakhin said on Tuesday.

"We are at practically 98 percent permanent readiness. We are carrying out reequipment and delivery of new types of weapons," Bakhin said.

Iskander is designed for tactical strikes on small, high value land targets. The export variant has a range of 280 km but the variant in Russian service has a range of 500 km.

Iskander was produced by a range of scientific-industrial companies including KBM Kolomna, which previously produced the Tochka and Oka missile systems.

Russia has previously threatened to deploy Iskander in the Kaliningrad region if NATO deployed missile defense systems in Poland without Russian approval.

MOSCOW, December 14 (RIA Novosti)

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  • arnoldvinette@yahoo.comGood military deterrent for Russia
    18:06, 15/12/2010
    When ever I see news stories on flexible Russian missile systems I can't help but wonder how different life is in North America.

    Aside from the photos shown in these military themed articles, I have not seen anything like it in America.

    They may exist but are never photographed or talked about in the media, to my knowledge.

    The only missile systems I am aware of in the west are the ICBM nuclear missile sites that are vast underground concrete complexes.

    And one never sees those. They are just talked about from time to time in shows about possible asteroid deflection methods.

    And I know American missile systems must exist because this is the whole idea behind the US European Missile Defense Shield.

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada
  • Bio DefenseIskander, Tupolev Tu-95, Rogue B-52 (2007) & more.
    23:02, 24/12/2010
    I would trust Russia protecting Sweden with their missile defense systems instead of joining NATO with their never ending eastern expansion.

    Remember the rogue B-52 from 2007 that was friendly to the then-Cheney faction. It flew from Minot AFB, North Dakota to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

    It broke a bilateral agreement with Russia when the bomber flew WITH nuclear weapons on board. And of course, one of the nuclear cruise missiles is still missing!

    Where will this missile go off? In a major American city or will it be flown to Iran, Pakistan, China or even Russia? The rogue network that has been screwing with America since 1895, the Morgan faction, is still alive and going strong.

    We must prevent this possible nuclear attack from happening at any cost.

    As for the Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, I would choose it over ANY B-52 at this point, protecting Stockholm from the rogue network.

    Any sane government would go to red alert if they knew about the missing nuclear cruise missile.

    Please, take this into consideration.

    Bio Defense
    Stockholm, Sweden


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