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The Russian military conducted exercises near Kaliningrad with the deployment of Iskander complexes"

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Moscow. July 28. INTERFAX-The calculations of the Iskander operational and tactical missile systems (OTRK) have worked out the destruction of important objects of a conditional enemy during exercises in the Kaliningrad region, the press service of the Baltic Fleet (BF) reported on Wednesday.

"As part of the planned training, the rocket scientists carried out a covert advance to the designated positional area, where, having equipped the launch positions, they performed electronic single and group launches at targets simulating missile launchers, airfields, protected objects and command posts of a conditional enemy," the report says.

It is noted that the combat crews also worked out actions in the conditions of radiation and chemical contamination of the area, as well as to repel the attack of sabotage and reconnaissance groups of a conditional enemy.

According to the press service, more than 100 servicemen were involved in the exercise, about 20 units of military and special equipment were involved.

In 2016, it became known that the 11th Army Corps was formed as part of the Baltic Fleet in the Kaliningrad Region.

In May 2018, it was reported about the rearmament of the missile brigade in the city of Chernyakhovsk (Kaliningrad region)from the Tochka-U complexes to modern Iskander-M

The Baltflot report says that the Iskander-M is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 500 km with high accuracy.

In the materials of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, published on December 23, 2020 in the departmental newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, it was noted that the Iskander-M is equipped with long-range cruise missiles. Along with the Kalibr naval cruise missiles and the X-101 aviation missiles, the Iskander-M missiles were mentioned in the section "Strategic non-nuclear forces".

The Iskander-M complex is in service with the missile brigades of the Russian Ground Forces. The flight range of the Iskander-M missiles was officially called-up to 500 km. The missiles of the complex can carry a nuclear warhead.

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