Russia to give Iskander-M missile system to Belarus
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Russia has announced the transfer of the "Iskander-M missile system" to Belarus.
Iskander-M missile system
This missile system can use ballistic or cruise missiles in its nuclear and conventional versions.
The Iskander-M missile system is codenamed as "SS-26 Stone" by NATO.
Russia uses the term Iskander-M to define the transporter-erector launch system as well as the short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) it fired.
The system can be used to fire ground-launched cruise missiles (GLCMs) such as the SSC-7 and SSC-8.
It was first successfully launched in 1996.
The Iskander-M missile has a range of 500 km.
It is capable of carrying a payload of up to 700 kg.
The Iskander system was incorporated by Russia in 2006.
It was developed in the late 1980s after the "Oka" SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile) or OTR-23 was banned in accordance with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.
About Belarus -
Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe.
Capital - Minsk
President- Alexander Lukashenko
Prime Minister- Roman Golovchenko
Currency- Belarusian ruble
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