9M723 Iskander-M Mobile Ballistic Missile


The 9M723 Iskander-M (Russian: NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system produced and deployed by the Russian Federation. The missile systems (Iskander-M) are to replace the obsolete OTR-21 Tochka systems, still in use by the Russian armed forces, by 2020. Iskander-M – 9M723 version for Russian armed forces. Range: published 415 km, rumoured 500 km. Flight altitude up to 6–50 km, stealth missile, controlled at all stages, not ballistic flight path. The intense maneuvering on takeoff and descent complicates prediction of target. Missile constantly maneuvers during the flight. Export version: The director of the state corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov said – Missile complexes “Iskander” is a serious offensive weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. This ballistic missile system is in the military list of products prohibited for export. In March 2016, at least one Iskander system was reportedly deployed to the Russian airbase Hmeimim in Syria. In January 2017 an Israeli company claimed satellite photography confirmed the Syrian deployment. According to a Fox News report in early February 2017, four Iskander missiles had been fired at opposition targets in the Idlib province in Syria.
9M723 Iskander-M Mobile Ballistic Missile


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