Russia test-fires nuclear-capable missile – Video


Published on Apr 18, 2016

The Russian military test-fires a nuclear-capable short-range Iskander M ballistic missile as part of drills in the country’s southern Astrakhan region. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Must say it’s damn accurate from the footage!


Iskander-M missile family

Iskander-E, export version, specially designed to meet MTCR restrictions. It a maximum range of 280 km. This missile is fitted with internal guidance system and has a CEP of 30-70 m. This missile system has been exported to Syria (26 units);

Iskander-M improved version adopted by the Russian Army. It has a range of 400 km and is nuclear-capable. This ballistic missile is also fitted with both internal and optical guidance and has significantly improved firing accuracy. It has a claimed CEP of only 2 m. Optical seeker provides self-homing capability. This improved version can also launch R-500 (Iskander-K) cruise missiles in the same manner as ballistic missiles. This cruise missile has a range of more than 1 000 km. It is worth mentioning that missile with such range violates INF Treaty. Some sources report that R-500 missiles are already in production.

Entered service 2006
Crew 3 men
Launcher dimensions and weight
Number of missiles 2
Combat weight ~ 40 t
Length 7.2 m
Width ?
Height ?
Missile length 7.2 m
Missile diameter 950 mm
Missile launching weight ?
Warhead weight 480 kg
Warhead type conventional, nuclear
Range of fire 400 / 500 km
CEP 5 – 7 m
Chassis mobility
Engine YaMZ-846 diesel
Engine power 500 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range 1 000 km
Chassis maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 2 m
Fording 1 m
Iskander-M missile complexes in Kaliningrad range @socioecohistory.files.wordpress.comflag-russia

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