23 October 2017
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Israeli satellite spots Russian Iskander missiles - media

Israeli satellite Eros B has recorded two Russian tactical missile systems Iskander deployed in the territory of Latakia military base in Syria, according to Ynet.

Trucks with missiles were previously sheltered from satellite surveillance, Israel’s Ynet reports.

However, as expected, heavy rains that earlier struck Latakia, washed away the shelters and forced the Russian military to redeploy their missiles.

Lithuania tells NATO to act over build-up of Russian missiles - The TimesIskander missiles are called SS-26 Stone in NATO classification. This powerful weapon is able to destroy air defense and missile defense systems as well as other targets at a distance of 400-500 kilometers.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia was deploying in Syria its advanced air defense system SA-23 Gladiator (according to the Russian classification, it is called S-300VM Antey-2500).

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