Russia to Complete Development of Iskander-E Missile This Year

Russia plans to complete the development of the SS-26 Iskander-E ballistic missile this year, Middle East Newsline reported today (see GSN, Sept. 22).

The solid-fuel missile has a range of 280 kilometers and is designed to defeat U.S. missile defense systems, MENL reported. It has been marketed to Syria and Iran, the news service reported.

“This year we expect the completion of the state testing of the Iskander high-precision missile system, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Moskovsky said (Middle East Newsline, Oct. 14).

October 14, 2003
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Russia plans to complete the development of the SS-26 Iskander-E ballistic missile this year, Middle East Newsline reported today (see GSN, Sept. 22).

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