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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  Hachimoto on Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:08 pm

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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:54 am

    Russian Army to Deploy Three More Iskander Missile Brigades by 2016

    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian army will bring the number of brigades armed with Iskander-M theater ballistic missile systems to seven by 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday.

    "There are four Iskander-M brigades in service with the army," Salyukov told reporters.

    "One more brigade in the Central Military District will be equipped with Iskander systems by the end of 2014, while the Southern and Eastern military districts will each receive an Iskander brigade in 2015," the general said.

    The Iskander-M is a missile system equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles.

    The supply of the system is carried under a contract signed in 2011 between the Russian Defense Ministry and military industrial corporation Mashinostroyenia.

    Iskander is one of the country's most powerful missile strike systems used by the Russian Ground Forces. The systems were successfully tested in 2007. The Russian Army currently uses its Iskander-M and Iskander-K variants.
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:57 am

    Russian Army to receive fourth Iskander-M brigade set
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  Viktor on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:15 pm

    George1 wrote:Russian Army to receive fourth Iskander-M brigade set

    Very Happy its a fifth set not fourth

    The military will receive the fifth in a row brigade "Iskander"
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:38 pm

    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russian Army to receive fourth Iskander-M brigade set

    Very Happy  its a fifth set not fourth

    The military will receive the fifth in a row brigade "Iskander"

    ok..so how many units we have in total now?
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  Viktor on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:57 pm

    George1 wrote:
    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russian Army to receive fourth Iskander-M brigade set

    Very Happy  its a fifth set not fourth

    The military will receive the fifth in a row brigade "Iskander"

    ok..so how many units we have in total now?
    somewhere between 250 and 500 missiles. Maximum composition includes 24 firing units (2 missiles each) and 24 reloads + 20 other vehicles while standard compositions includes 12 firing units and 12 reload vehicles. (5th brigade included).
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:44 pm

    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:
    Viktor wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russian Army to receive fourth Iskander-M brigade set

    Very Happy  its a fifth set not fourth

    The military will receive the fifth in a row brigade "Iskander"

    ok..so how many units we have in total now?
    somewhere between 250 and 500 missiles. Maximum composition includes 24 firing units (2 missiles each) and 24 reloads  + 20 other vehicles while standard compositions includes 12 firing units and 12 reload vehicles.  (5th brigade included).

    1 brigade how many firing units include? only firing units i ask, not missiles
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  Viktor on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:38 pm

    George1 wrote:1 brigade how many firing units include? only firing units i ask, not missiles

    24 max, 12 standard (firing units per brigade)

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    24 max, 12 standard (reloads per brigade)

    x2 = missiles

    got it Very Happy

    and once again its 5th set Very Happy .... The fifth brigade received "Iskander-M"
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  TR1 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:02 pm

    I thought it was 12 firing units, 12 reloading vehicles. And a whole bunch of support/command/maintenance.

    EDIT: I should have scrolled higher, Viktor said exactly that.
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:04 am

    Two missile brigades of Iskander-M/Iskander-K has been commissioned this year. It's 112th and 92th missile brigades. There is already 5 brigades and 1 squadron of Iskander and the pace of delivery is 2 brigades per year till 2020.





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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:40 am

    George1 wrote:Two missile brigades of Iskander-M/Iskander-K has been commissioned this year. It's 112th and 92th missile brigades. There is already 5 brigades and 1 squadron of Iskander and the pace of delivery is 2 brigades per year till 2020.






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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:21 pm

    Another pic thumbsup

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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:01 am

    Russia Will Test Launch Iskander-M Missiles During March Drills

    Missile force battalions of Russia's Central Military District will test launch Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles in the course of military drills after undergoing a command and control training course.

    MOSCOW, January 15 (Sputnik) — Two missile battalions of the Central Military District (CMD) will test launch a number of Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles during exercises in southern Russia in March, CMD spokesperson Col. Yaroslav Roshupkin said Thursday.

    "In early March, after the completion of military training courses, the full-size unit will take part in combat launching exercises at the Kapustin Yar testing range," Roshupkin said.

    The spokesperson added that two CMD missile force battalions have arrived at a testing range in Astrakhan Region to undergo an Iskander-M command and control training course ahead of the drills.

    The units were fully equipped with Iskander-M theater ballistic missile complexes last November.

    Following tactical drills, the missile forces are expected to return to their home base in Orenburg Region, which is fitted with the infrastructure needed to house the Iskander-M complexes, Roshupkin said.

    Also known as SS-26 Stone, the Iskander is a powerful missile strike system with "quasi-ballistic" capability in use by the Russian Ground Forces. The missiles have a range of 400 km (250 miles) and can reportedly carry conventional and nuclear warheads.

    Tests of the system were successfully carried out in 2007 and it is supplied by the Mashinostroyenia military-industrial corporation under a 2011 contract with the Russian Defense Ministry.
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  Viktor on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:58 pm

    Each Iskander TEL with cruise missiles on it has that has been recently shown has 2 missiles but from the pictures we know the real load is double in size

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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:31 am

    Viktor,

    That his how it was shown in a MAKS show a few years ago. If you look carefully, you see the top part of the vehicle is different, enabling it to carry more missiles. I guess that configuration was not adopted in service.
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:20 pm

    Russian Iskander Missiles to Be Deployed to Kaliningrad for Snap Drills

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150317/1019595700.html#ixzz3UgE9Inp5
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  George1 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:54 pm

    Russian Missile Operators Brought Up to Speed on Iskander-M

    Missile operators of Russia’s Eastern Military District will undergo a special retraining course to handle the state-of-the-art Iskander-M ballistic missile system.

    During the six-month course at a test range in the southern Astrakhan region the missile system operators will be learning the ins and outs of the advanced tactical ballistic missile complex to culminate in a real-life missile launch.

    It is the second unit of the Russian Missile Forces to be armed with the Iskander-M complexes, military officials said.

    The Iskander-M (also referred to as NATO's reporting name SS-26 Stone) is characterized by high mobility and maneuverability, as it takes just 20 minutes to place the system in operational readiness.

    The system is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 500 kilometers, with a precision of around 30 centimeters.

    It can hit troop concentrations or underground command centers, depending on the warheads placed on the rockets. If necessary, its missiles can also be armed with nuclear warheads.

    The Iskander-M missile system has been used by the Russian military since 2006.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150409/1020655744.html#ixzz3Wpd0kUuF
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  max steel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:04 am

    I follow a financial blog where an australian keeps popping up with usa military tech , weapons and  keep making claims how it is superior to russians nd  chinese mismatched and stoved military tech . Thanks for informing mate . Just another bogus claim of his .


    His 2nd claim :- Iskander missiles are not "quasi" ballistic, their trajectory is ballistic. The 'missile' part distinguishes it as not being a ballistic rocket, it is a guided terminal maneuvering missile. So there's no 'quasi' about it, these are weapons which fit the category of precision guided theater ballistic missiles, like the US ATACMS missile system. So US has an equivalent of Iskander .


    Is it also true ?


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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  2SPOOKY4U on Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:17 am

    max steel wrote:I follow a financial blog where an australian keepa popping up with usa militart tech , weapons and  keep making iclaims how it is superior to russiand nd  chinese mismatched and stoved military tech . Thanks for informing mate . Just another bogus claim of his .


    His 2nd claim :- Iskander missiles are not "quasi" ballistic, their trajectory is ballistic. The 'missile' part distinguishes it as not being a ballistic rocket, it is a guided terminal maneuvering missile. So there's no 'quasi' about it, these are weapons which fit the category of precision guided theater ballistic missiles, like the US ATACMS missile system. So US has an equivalent of Iskander .


    Is it also true ?

    Ballistic in this means it follows a negative parabola shape. If you remember Algebra, then the equation is ax^2+bx+c.

    The Iskander ascends straight up to around 60k feet, then goes straight towards its target with a final dive at the end. And it is not just terminal maneuvering, Iskander maneuvers through out the entire flight trajectory. It does not follow a classical ballistic shape. If you take a look at some images of the base, you will see the gas vectoring system. It is controlled through out the flight. Iskander is also the ONLY tactical and strategical strike missile that has its own jamming suite, it can also pull a 20-30g turn.

    He is right in that the U.S. has a role equivalent. But saying that the ATACMS is anywhere close in performance to the Iskander is laughable, it is in a whole different league.
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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  2SPOOKY4U on Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:21 am

    @GarryB, could you please move max steel's post as well as mine to the Iskander thread? or the general question thread, whatever you see fit. Thanks.


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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  max steel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:54 am

    So it has a quasi ball path ?

    Can you give more info on ATACMS system ? Thanx . Just post it on the Iskander thread i will follow from there .

    Thanks .


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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  2SPOOKY4U on Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:03 am

    @maxsteel

    It is nearly 1 am for me so I will add more to this post tomorrow, but here is a good video on the potential of Iskander to be able to carry self defensive emp systems.
    You will have to look through the video a bit, but there is a lot of info.

    Grrrr, can't find it, I know I gave it on my watch later list, but it is 219 videos total.

    I promise I will get back to you first thing Max steel.

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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:29 am

    max steel wrote:I follow a financial blog where an australian keeps popping up with usa military tech , weapons and  keep making claims how it is superior to russians nd  chinese mismatched and stoved military tech . Thanks for informing mate . Just another bogus claim of his .


    His 2nd claim :- Iskander missiles are not "quasi" ballistic, their trajectory is ballistic. The 'missile' part distinguishes it as not being a ballistic rocket, it is a guided terminal maneuvering missile. So there's no 'quasi' about it, these are weapons which fit the category of precision guided theater ballistic missiles, like the US ATACMS missile system. So US has an equivalent of Iskander .


    Is it also true ?

    Not at all he is smoking crack..

    MGM-140 ATACMS missile are more at the level of Soviet Scuds but with GPS guidance..
    Basically mini scuds artillery ,if you like to call it.. It should not be underestimated however
    the range is 300km and even a rock falling by luck in your head will kill you. But they are fairly
    simple american technology form the 80s ,so they were made to be used like artillery.. think in
    ATACMS more like early smerch artillery like the one Ukraine have, with 3x times more range and added Gps guidance in the warhead. In wikipedia there is mention of the poor performance of the missiles in Afganistan.. it mixed its target by 1,000 meters aparently and ending landing in a civilian house. So AtACMS is more like basic super long range rocket artillery (300km) with GPS guidance in the warhead.

    Latest versions of Russian OTR-21 Tochka can be even better than ATACMS for hammering enemy air defenses since aside of inertial guidance ,have passive radar in the warhead.and under ideal conditions can score a Direct Hit if you have a clean target .. ie.. without decoys traps and good inteligence on the ground. Ukraine ahve the early versions of Tochka that are very innacurate and they never hit anything with that.. its role in the entire conflict have been largely zero.. SInce always miss and end hitting empty places.. but like i said if they hit by luck something the explosive power is lethal. can damage 10 or more tanks.

    Iskander missiles is an entirely different Beast.. those are more closer to ICBMS league. They can do violent 90 degree turns ,making it unpredictable and very difficult to intercept and have decoys , EMP active defenses , Glonass Satellite navigation ,and Optics sensors in the warhead. It is claimed to have an up to 5-7 meter precision.. and it have active defenses. ( a missile that counter other missiles trying to intercept it) So it is a real wonder. You can call it an intelligent near space orbit quasi ballistic missile ,guided by satellite and with optical terminal guidance . Is estimated is capable of 700km range ,breaking the treaties with US intermediate range.

    ATACMS is useless for precision bombing. Iskander not. ATACM range is 300km .. Iskander-M official range is 500km. Iskander also could be used in combination with a cruise missile version.. In short Iskander is a very modern Next Generation Ballistic missile in service in 2006.
    while ATACM was made in the mid 80s. ATACM is more in the level of early version of TOSCKA missiles that Ukraine army use but inferior to the latest versions that Russia have with passive radars.




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    Re: Iskander-E (SS-26 Stone):

    Post  Cucumber Khan on Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:58 am

    George1 wrote:Russian Missile Operators Brought Up to Speed on Iskander-M

    Missile operators of Russia’s Eastern Military District will undergo a special retraining course to handle the state-of-the-art Iskander-M ballistic missile system.

    During the six-month course at a test range in the southern Astrakhan region the missile system operators will be learning the ins and outs of the advanced tactical ballistic missile complex to culminate in a real-life missile launch.

    It is the second unit of the Russian Missile Forces to be armed with the Iskander-M complexes, military officials said.

    The Iskander-M (also referred to as NATO's reporting name SS-26 Stone) is characterized by high mobility and maneuverability, as it takes just 20 minutes to place the system in operational readiness.

    The system is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 500 kilometers, with a precision of around 30 centimeters.

    It can hit troop concentrations or underground command centers, depending on the warheads placed on the rockets. If necessary, its missiles can also be armed with nuclear warheads.

    The Iskander-M missile system has been used by the Russian military since 2006.

    Only the second? Surely there are more than one Iskander unit operational right now? Second unit in the Eastern Military District perhaps?

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