Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Defense of Russia demonstrated footage of the combat work of operational-tactical missile complexes “Iskander”, which are many kilometers from the front line, but the enemy constantly feels the threat coming from them, and their troops – support.
“The volley of the Iskander OTRK is always sudden for the enemy and invariably destructive. “Iskander” is armed with two types of missiles – ballistic and cruise. The first reaches a height of tens of kilometers and falls like a stone on the target at high speed. A cruise missile, on the other hand, can fly almost close to the ground on any trajectory set in the flight mission, and can take off from an unexpected direction. The rocket launchers have two main indicators – speed and, most importantly, accuracy, “commented the cadres from the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Such complexes can hit exactly 500 kilometers and destroy any shelters. Depending on the components, a missile can strike a target over a large area – for example, a concentration of manpower or deliver a precision strike on an underground concrete structure. According to the rocketeers, if desired, it can even fly into the window.
“According to intelligence data, information has been received about the gathering of manpower. War alert was immediately declared and they immediately worked for the objective. It takes a few minutes to complete this task, as the launcher calculations reside directly in the launchers loaded. It remains only to go to the launch points and make a combat start. The consistency of the calculation helps to accomplish this task, so that the armed forces of Ukraine do not even have time to change their minds, since the ground-based cruise missile has already arrived. Thanks to its speed, maneuverability and accuracy. It is impossible to knock her down. … ”, – Artem, head of the calculation of the Iskander OTRK launcher, told reporters.
The Ministry of Defense notes that the target can be mobile, it does not matter, it can move, for example, at 60 kilometers per hour. Just calculate what time it will be at the moment of impact.
Any means of air defense are powerless. So far, pinpoint strikes have been carried out at a distance from civilian targets: exclusively against fortified areas and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. But if necessary, Iskander missiles can hit any military facilities or decision-making centers in Kyiv.
“Iskander” can operate far behind the front line and hit any objects with surgical precision, the most important thing is to accurately transmit the coordinates and the rocket launchers will not miss,” said Artem.