The missile brigade, which is part of the 20 Guards Army, will be re-equipped with Iskander-M operational-tactical complexes by the end of the year, commander of the 20 Guards Combined-Arms Army Major General Andrei Ivanayev told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
The commander noted that the 448 rocket brigade is one of the best in Russia and is the strike force of the 20 army. At the end of the year, 2017 was recognized as the best missile unit in the Russian armed forces Currently, the brigade is armed with tactical missile systems "Tochka-U", but by the end of this year it will be reequipped with the Iskander-M OTRK.
20-th Guards Army is deployed on the western borders of Russia. The headquarters of the army is located in Voronezh, and the headquarters of the 448 th rocket brigade is located near Kursk.
OTRK "Iskander" (according to the classification of the United States and NATO - SS-26 Stone, "Stone") is a missile operational-tactical complex designed to destroy area and small-sized targets in the depth of the operational location of the enemy troops. The Iskander complex consists of two types of missiles: ballistic and cruise, which, depending on the mission, can be equipped with eight different types of warheads, including tactical nuclear ones. The complex’s missiles cannot be intercepted by air defense missile defense. Within minutes, the launcher can launch two missiles at different objects.
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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