The US military magazine “Military Watch” spoke about the advantages of the hypersonic Iskander ballistic missiles, which were recently shown during the training of Algeria’s People National Armed Forces.
The American magazine said in a report that the Algerian armed forces currently possesses the “Iskander” missile, which is the most powerful in the world.
“Iskander ballistic missile possesses a range of 500 km, high accuracy, great manoeuvrability and its trajectory is difficult for defence systems to predict”, the Military Watch Magazine added.
The magazine reported that Algerian armed forces possessed the Iskander missile for several years.
the Russian missile is only known to have been exported to Armenia and Algeria – with both North and South Korea introducing very similar missiles and these countries are believed to have benefited from Russian technology transfers.
It is noteworthy that the missile appeared for the first time in a report by the Algerian Defense Ministry entitled “Any Land But Algeria”, which was shown on national television last week.
In March 2018, the Russian economic daily “Kommersant” revealed that Algeria had officially received the Russian Iskander missiles.
The newspaper stated at the time that “Algeria has shown great interest in these missiles for years, as this system has great accuracy and effectiveness. This contract was made naturally within the framework of the modernization of the artillery corps”.
In 2013, the United Nations’ lists of conventional weapons ranking mentioned the conclusion of a deal for Iskander ballistic missile systems between Russia and Algeria, as this process included four regiments.