In the Eastern Military District, a new missile brigade was formed, equipped with Iskander-M complexes
As reported by the TASS agency on June 9, 2017, the missile unit of the Eastern Military District received a brigade kit of the Iskander-M missile system. This was reported in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation [on the Defense Ministry's website there is no message about this - bmpd].
"On the Kapustin Yar test site, a solemn ceremony of handing the Iskander-M brigade kit to the personnel of the East Military District missile unit was held. More than 10 launchers, transport-loading and command-staff vehicles, life support equipment, regulations and technical equipment were handed over to the personnel of the missile brigade. Service, the point of preparation of information, "the military department said.
This is the 10th missile connection of the Ground Forces, completely transferred to the operation of a modern missile system, was specified in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The crews of the missile unit have already begun to work out practical actions to control missile strikes.
"The final stage of the rearmament of the missile brigade will be tactical exercises with the combat launch of a cruise missile, after which all the personnel of the unit will redeploy by rail to the place of permanent deployment," the ministry added.
The Iskander-M complex is designed to destroy command posts and communication centers at distances up to 500 kilometers, airfields at aerodromes, missile systems and multiple rocket launcher systems, as well as long-range artillery.The bmpd comment.
Thus, we are talking about equipping the missile complex 9K720 Iskander-M with a missile brigade of a new formation in the Eastern Military District, which will become the fourth missile brigade of the Air Defense Forces. According to known information, a new separate missile brigade (the number was not mentioned in open sources so far) was formed as part of the 29th All-Voya Army of the Airborne Forces (control in Chita) and is deployed in the village of Gorny (Chita-46) in the Trans-Baikal Territory, 70 km to the south From Chita, together with the 200th separate artillery brigade deployed there.
The set of the Iskander-M complex transferred to the new missile brigade became the ninth such brigade kit delivered under the state contract З/3/1/24-11-DGOZ dated August 4, 2011 between the Ministry of Defense of Russia and JSC Scientific Production Corporation KB Machine Building", the sole supplier of the Iskander-M, for the supply of ten brigade sets of the Iskander-M complex, and the first set transferred in 2017.
Taking into account the Brigade set of the Iskander-M missile ship delivered in 2010-2011, now ten missile brigades of the Russian Ground Forces are equipped with this complex.
In 2013, in accordance with a contract dated August 4, 2011, NPK KB Engineering has transferred to the Ministry of Defense two brigade sets of Iskander-M missile systems that were supplied to equip the 107th Separate Missile Brigade of the Eastern Military District (stationed in Birobidzhan) and The 1st separate Guards missile brigade of the Southern Military District (Krasnodar).
In 2014, under this contract, the MSC transferred two brigade sets of the Iskander-M missile systems that were supplied to the 112th separate Guards missile brigade of the Western Military District (deployed in Shuya, Ivanovo Region) and the 92nd Separate Missile Brigade of the Central Military District stationed in Totskoe-2 Orenburgskaia region).
In 2015, under this contract, the MSC transferred two brigade sets of Iskander-M missile systems that were supplied to equip the 103rd Separate Missile Red Banner Brigade of the Eastern Military District (stationed in Ulan-Ude) and the newly formed 12th Separate Missile Brigade of the Southern Military District stationed in Mozdok, North Ossetia).
In 2016, under this contract, the MSC transferred two brigade sets of the Iskander-M missile system, which were supplied to the 20th separate Guards missile Berlin twice with the Red Banner Brigade of the 5th All-Arms Army of the Eastern Military District (stationed in Ussuriisk, Primorsky Territory) and the 119th Separate missile brigade of the 41st Combined-Arms Army of the Central Military District (stationed in the village of Elanskiy, Sverdlovsk region).
In addition, before the conclusion of the 2011 contract with OAO NPK KB Engineering, the brigade set of the Iskander-M missile system was equipped in 2010-2011 with the 26th separate missile brigade of the Western Military District (Luga, Leningrad Region). Iskander-M missile was in service with the first 630th separate missile battalion of the 60th training center for the combat use of the Missile Forces and Artillery of the Russian Land Forces in Kapustin Yar (2005-2007), which also carried out the first combat employment of this complex entrance Five-day war with Georgia in AB