Russia Carries Out Missile Drills Near NATO Border

Iskander tactical missile

Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, June 17, 2015. The same system was used for military drills conducted not far from Russia’s border with Poland. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters)

 

The drill, involving short-range ballistics system Iskander-M took involved around 100 troops and 20 missile units, at a military range in the city of Luga, only about 90 miles from Russia’s border with Estonia.

The practice involved testing the decision-making skills of personnel, as well as their ability to fire the Iskander, which has a range of around 310 miles. The Russian military claimed no live fire took place, only calculations. Continue reading

Russia to Deploy 10 Strategic Bombers to Crimea for Snap Drills

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian military will deploy ten Tu-22M3 Backfire C supersonic strategic bombers to Crimea as part of the current large-scale snap inspection of combat readiness, a source in the Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. Continue reading