The Armed Forces of Belarus will receive Iskander operational-tactical missile systems and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) at their disposal. This was announced on October 7 by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus in Telegram channel.
“The Minister of Defense announced the arrival of a number of new products to the troops – these are Iskander missile systems, S-400 air defense systems, and a presentation of combat unmanned systems will take place in October,” the press service noted with reference to the head of the department Viktor Khrenin.
On June 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, announced that Moscow would transfer the Iskander-M complexes to Minsk. Prior to that, on May 19, Lukashenka announced that Belarus had acquired from the Russian side the “required number” of S-400 Triumf and Iskander anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) to equip the Belarusian army. The politician noted that this weapon can cause colossal damage to the enemy.
The Iskander OTRK is a high-precision weapon with a firing range of up to 500 km. The warhead of the Iskander missile can destroy almost any target: enemy command posts, equipment columns, air defense systems.
The OTRK’s arsenal includes both ballistic and cruise missiles, which, on approaching the target, put false electronic interference and are practically invulnerable to enemy air defense systems. A cruise missile can go at ultra-low altitudes and go around the terrain, it is impossible to detect it.
The S-400 Triumph is a Russian long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system. Designed to destroy air attack, reconnaissance and any other air targets in conditions of intense fire and electronic countermeasures.
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