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ICBM Drill From Russia

ICBM Drill From Russia October 18, 2019

The Russian nuclear forces have terminated their annual readiness exercise, dubbed “Grom [Thunder] 2019,” which will involve 12,000 troops, 213 intercontinental-range ballistic missile launchers, up to 105 aircraft and around 20 warships, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Two RSM-50 [NATO reporting name: SS-N-18 Stingray] ballistic missiles were launched towards the Chizha firing range.

The exercise took place from October 15 to 17 in all five military districts across Russia. Five nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines and five strategic bombers took part in the two-day drill.

During the exercise, the Russian military test-fired 16 cruise and ballistic missiles.

“Two RSM-50 [NATO reporting name: SS-N-18 Stingray] ballistic missiles were launched towards the Chizha firing range. Also, a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-29) and a Sineva ballistic missile (SS-N-23) were fired towards the Kura practice range.

The ICBMs were deliberately excluded from last year’s exercise.

ICBM Drill From Russia

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