The Iskander-M mobile tactical missile system will for the first time take part in a military parade in Voronezh on Wednesday, June 24. The RIA Voronezh correspondent was told about this by the press service of the Western Military District (WMD).
In total, 109 units of military and special equipment have been prepared for participation in the Victory Parade. Voronezh residents will see Msta-B towed howitzers, Medved artillery towing vehicle, Tornado-G and Hurricane multiple launch rocket systems, Msta-SM2 self-propelled howitzers, the only Nona-SVK self-propelled mortars, T-72B3 tanks, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, Tiger, Lynx, and Typhoon-K special-purpose vehicles, RKhM-4 radiation, chemical, and biological defense vehicles based on BTR-80, the first EW complex in the Russian Armed Forces Palantin-A, as well as the equipment of the communications troops - R-431AM and R-416 GM stations./p>
All equipment has undergone special processing by a combined detachment of radiation, chemical, and biological protection. The processing of the training ground of the Baltimore Airfield and the equipment involved in the parade is scheduled to be conducted on a daily basis.
In total, it is planned to involve about 2.3 thousand troops of the Voronezh garrison of the Western Military District in the Victory Parade.
RIA Voronezh note for information
The Iskander mobile tactical missile system was developed in the early 1980s. The designers got a difficult task: the missile must destroy both stationary targets and those in motion. It was important to guarantee a high probability of overcoming defense systems and hits. In addition, its warhead should not be nuclear. The scale of the destruction was supposed to be compensated with high accuracy. The system was adopted by the Russian army in 2006. The systems entered service in the WMD four years after being put into commission.
There were several modifications created depending on the purpose:
- Iskander-M - for the Russian army;
- Iskander-K - uses cruise missiles;
- Iskander-E – a version for sale.