Russia to export one of its most powerful weapons
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
Rosoboronexport, Russia's agency for exports and imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies and services, will in the future export the Iskander missile systems.
"The Iskander will be offered for export in the future," RIA Novosti quoted Anatoly Isaikin, head of Rosoboronexport, as saying Oct. 27.
However, he didn't elaborate on the possible timeframe for the start of deliveries.
The mobile short-range ballistic missile system Iskander (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is one of the most powerful strike systems of Russia's ground forces.
Different types of warheads can be mounted on the Iskander missiles to strike various targets - even the buried command centers.
If necessary, the missiles can carry nuclear warheads.
Testing of Iskander systems completed in 2007.
Iskander-M and Iskander-K versions of this system is being used by the Russian army. The version adapted for export, called the Iskander-E, has one rocket launcher instead of two.
Edited by SI