Russia test-fires two ballistic missiles

A missile brigade from the Siberian military district test fired two SS-21 Scarab short-range ballistic missiles during a tactical exercise at a test site in south Russia, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

Russia test-fires two ballistic missiles
The SS-21, or Tochka, is a road-mobile single-warhead ballistic missile designed for tactical deployment. It has been in service with missile units of the Russian ground forces since 1976 and has a range of 70 km.

'A missile brigade conducted missile firing practices (at the Kapustin Yar testing site in the Astrakhan Region) and test launched two Tochka tactical missiles,' Col. Valery Shcheblanin said.

The Tochka (SS-21 Scarab A) and Tochka-U (SS-21 Scarab B) missiles are to be gradually replaced with new Iskander-M (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) short-range missiles, capable of carrying multiple warheads.

Ria Novosti

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2007, 15:19