Iskander-M Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2009 Maiden Flight: 30 May 2007 Total Production: 252 Also Known As:9M723K1, R-500 and SS-28 Origin:Russia Corporations: KBM and Votkinsk Plant
Parent System:Iskander-M Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2009 Maiden Flight: 30 May 2007 Total Production: 252
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Description: The R-500 is a high accuracy tactical ballistic missile intended to counter state-of-the-art air defense and missile defense systems developed by the United States and its allied nations. The Russian Federation conducted successfully the first test launch at the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region of Russia on May 30, 2007. The R-500 missile test campaign is scheduled for completion in 2008 with the missile system achieving initial operational with the Russian Federation Armed Forces by 2009 equipping Iskander launch platforms.
The R-500 missile has been designed to be deployed on the Tractor-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicles utilized by the Iskander missile system. The R-500 missile follows a non-purely-ballistic path including violent maneuvers in the terminal phase of flight to defeat missile defenses. Besides its quasi-ballistic flight path, the missile is equipped with a heavy payload of decoys for enhanced survivability against existing and planned missile defenses.
Number of Stages: 1
Number of Warheads: 1 Performance Ceiling: 50 kilometer
CEP: 0.30 meter
Max Range: 500 kilometer (270 nautical mile)
Min Range: 50 kilometer Speed Top Speed: 7 mach (8,369 kph) Time Consecutive Launch Time: 1 minute
SetUp Time: 4 minute (240 second) Weight System Weight: 40 ton
Warhead: 480 kilogram (1,058 pound)
Weight: 3,800 kilogram (8,377 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Russia252 As of September 2008 one brigade operating Iskander-M is in formation with five brigade units to be equipped by 2015. Each vehicle carries two Iskander-M missiles. As of August 2011, Russian Army has plans for the procurement of 126 systems with 252 missiles. Russia will have ten Iskander-M brigades by 2020. Each brigade is equipped with 9 TEL launchers.