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KALININGRAD (INTELLIHUB) — The Russians deployed nuclear capable Iskander missiles to a region primarily controlled by Russia, which borders Poland and Lithuania Saturday.

The nuclear tipped missiles are capable of reaching in flight speeds in excess of Mach 6 and can strike with extreme accuracy. The missiles have a range of 500 km.

“The Iskander ballistic missile is superior to its predecessor, the Oka. The Iskander-M system is equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles, model 9M723K1. Each one is controlled throughout the entire flight path and fitted with an inseparable warhead. Each missile in the launch carrier vehicle can be independently targeted in a matter of seconds. The mobility of the Iskander launch platform makes a launch difficult to prevent,” an excerpt from Wikipedia reads.

Source: Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad — BBC

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