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Friday, July 17, 2015

US And Russia Locked In Tactical Weapons Race: Russia Alleges US Of Nuclearising Europe

Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) SRBMRussia and the United States are in fresh race of tactical nuclear weapons, including missiles and bombs. In early July, the U.S. undertook the flight test of its new gravity bomb and Moscow is now planning to test its nuclear enabled Iskander tactical missile systems.

According to news reports, servicemen of a missile unit of the Southern Military District in the Krasnodar Territory are doing the drills for the live-firing of tactical Iskander-M missile systems by late July at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan Region.

In February, a Russian defense industry official also said that Moscow expects to complete all certification tests for the missile by the end of 2015. “We hope to be through with government certification tests by the end of 2015. But, as you understand, anything can happen," the official said.

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