Short-Range Nuclear-Capable Iskander Missile Complexes Will Be Offered for Export
(Source: Sputnik News; published Oct 27, 2015)
Russia has cleared the Iskander mobile, short-range ballistic missile for export, according to the head of the Rosoboronexport arms agency. In service since 2006, Iskander is nuclear-capable. (Russia MoD photo)
MOSCOW --- Russia’s largest arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, plans in the future to offer the country’s Iskander missile system (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) on the foreign market, Rosoboronexport General Director Anatoly Isaikin said Tuesday.

“The Iskander [missile system] will be offered for export in the future,” Isaikin told journalists without specifying the possible date for future export deliveries.

Iskander-M is a Russian mobile short-range ballistic missile system, which entered into service in 2006. Iskander missiles are nuclear-capable and can engage a wide range of targets, from enemy military units to underground command centers.

The Iskander is characterized by its high mobility and maneuverability, as it takes just 20 minutes to put the system in operational readiness.

Tests of the latest missile for Russia's Iskander tactical missile system are set to be completed by the end of 2015, according to the bureau which designed the system.

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