Russia is developing a new missile system to replace Iskander
MOSCOW, November 19. / TASS /. A scientific basis has been created for a new missile system to replace the Iskander. This was announced by the head of the Missile Forces and Artillery (MFA) of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mikhail Matveyevsky in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta .
Iskander-M will meet modern requirements for quite a long time and will remain the main one in the Rocket Forces and artillery until at least 2030. As for the promising complex, we can say that today there is sufficient scientific groundwork for its creation, "he said.
Matveyevsky stressed that the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system is unique and its modernization potential "has been realized less than half."
The general also added that scientific work is now underway on the appearance of a promising rocket artillery weapon. In parallel, the capabilities of existing systems are being enhanced. Today, the artillery units are receiving the modernized Tornado-G medium-caliber multiple launch rocket systems and the modernized Tornado-S.
Matveyevsky also said that unmanned aerial vehicles are included in all artillery formations of MFA.
"Unmanned aerial vehicles are already included in all artillery formations," Matveevsky said.
He specified that drones are one of the most effective means of obtaining intelligence information. "Therefore, drones are included in reconnaissance and strike systems, which are created on the basis of missile forces and artillery units. This allows you to fire at targets in a time mode close to real," the general explained.
The rocket forces and artillery celebrate their professional holiday on November 19. The date of celebration of the Day of the Artilleryman was not chosen by chance - on November 19, 1942, Soviet troops launched a counteroffensive at Stalingrad, the artillerymen paved the way for them.