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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Russian Military to Fire Iskander Missiles During Pacific Ocean Drills

Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone)The Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet along with military forces from the country’s northeast has kicked off impromptu training exercises with some of its units on the Kamchatka Peninsula with approximately 2,500 servicemen, the Eastern Military Region’s press service said Tuesday.

“During the check by the headquarters of the combinations and unions, as well as by the service members of Coast Guard subunits, anti-air defense, naval aviation, security marine ships, and submarine forces, they will work out issues of joint activity during the defense of the coastline within a interspecific grouping and a number of local military drill tasks,” the press service said.

The Russian military will fire Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) theater missile systems as part of Eastern Military District exercises, the district's press service said in a statement.

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