9М729 rocket


Has the "SuperIskander" armed with 9M729 missiles been adopted?

Has the Russian SuperIskander been officially adopted yet?

The Russian 9M729 cruise missile, which prompted the United States to withdraw from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, was actually developed several years ago. Noteworthy is the fact that the launching mobile complex based on the Iskander OTRK, called by a number of foreign media outlets "Super Iskander", has not yet been officially adopted by the country.

According to experts, the 9M729 missile itself may well have a high degree of secrecy, since compared to the 9M728 missile used by the Iskander-M OTRK, it has much more destructive capabilities, increased noise immunity and less vulnerability to enemy air defense / missile defense systems. Obviously, it is for this reason that Russia did not announce the adoption of complexes capable of carrying such missiles, although it was previously announced that the so-called "Super Iskander" would visually not have any differences from the "Iskander-M" OTRK. At the same time, the complex will be able to carry up to four missiles, which provides ample opportunities for striking enemy forces.

It should be noted that if earlier the Russian 9M729 missile did not violate the terms of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, then against the background of the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty, Russian specialists could well modernize the missile, for example, by increasing its range to 1 kilometers or even more. , especially since the news agency Avia.pro has previously reported that the Russian military is busy developing new OTRKs.

Iskander - in one squad with the aircraft carrier Kuznetsov