01 Apr '16, 9am

@WarfareWW Iskander missile launcher spotted in #Syria

@WarfareWW Iskander missile launcher spotted in #Syria

A still from footage aired by Russia's Zvezda TV on 27 March shows an Iskander TEL next to the runway at Humaymim Air Base. (Zvezda TV) Russia has deployed at least one Iskander missile system to its Humaymim Air Base in Syria, although it is unclear if it is the ballistic or cruise missile variant. The Iskander transporter erector launcher (TEL) was spotted in footage broadcast by Russia's Zvezda TV channel on 27 March. The system could be seen on the east side of the runway at Humaymim as an An-124 transport aircraft took off from the base. The TEL, which is 13 m long, can be seen at the same location in Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery taken on 20 March. Like numerous other Russian military systems, the Iskander is mounted on an 8x8 MZKT-7930 chassis. However, the one at Humaymim does not match any other known systems, including the K-300P Bastion-P anti-ship ...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/59182/iskander-missile-launc...

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