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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