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Iskanders worked out the destruction of an ammunition depot near Orenburg

Electronic missile launches took place during a bilateral exercise of the 41st combined-arms and 2nd Guards combined-arms armies of the Central Military District. According to the scenario of the exercise, the military discovered the crews of the Orlan-10 drones transmitting coordinates to the command post.

The missilemen carried out the deployment of the complexes from the march in unprepared positions. In addition, questions were worked out on checking the operability of missile systems and their reloading onto launchers using transport-charging machines.
The exercises take place on the territory of four training grounds in Siberia and the Volga region from 10 to 14 August. More than 12 thousand servicemen and 3 thousand military equipment take part in them.
On August 9, it was reported that the Russian Ministry of Defense tested a unique automated artillery control system (ACS) during exercises at the Kapustin Yar training ground, which made it possible to combine the Tornado-S and Iskander-M long-range missile systems.

Arrow-2 anti-missile system - MDA successfully tested in Israel

Washington. August 13. Interfax - The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced a successful test on Wednesday in Israel of the Arrow-2 anti-missile system ("Strela-2").
"The Arrow-2 interceptor successfully entered the planned trajectory and destroyed the target," the Pentagon said in a statement.
Arrow-2 and the next-generation Arrow-3 system operate at the top echelon of an integrated Israeli missile defense shield, built with US support to counter a variety of potential attacks, including ballistic missiles.
"The MDA remains committed to helping the Israeli government modernize its national missile defense capabilities to withstand current and emerging threats," said Vice Admiral John Hill, director of the agency.

The calculations of the S-400 systems in the Far East worked out the reflection of the airstrike

Moscow. August 13. INTERFAX - Civil and military facilities located in the Khabarovsk Territory covered the calculations of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) during the exercise, the Eastern Military District (VVO) reported.
"Air defense units stationed in the Khabarovsk Territory, during the development of the latest air defense systems, repelled an air strike from a mock enemy," the BBO said, which was received by Interfax on Thursday.
About twenty conventional air targets of various types were hit at altitudes from 50 meters to 27 kilometers, the headquarters of the Air Defense Forces informs.
It is noted that during the exercise "training (electronic) launches were conditionally destroyed fighters and attack drones on the border of the affected area of ​​the air defense system."
According to the ZVO headquarters, the ZRS-400 were received by the Air Force and Air Defense Combine this year.

Members of US Congress blocked major arms deals with Turkey

For almost two years, members of the American Congress have blocked all major arms deals to Turkey due to Ankara's purchase of the S-400 air defense system, media reported.The exact number of blocked contracts is not disclosed, but it is indicated that at least two of them were large. One of these contracts concerned the modernization of F-16 fighters, TASS reports with reference to Defense News.
The defense industry is alarmed that such actions could ruin relations between contractors and Turkey will start looking for new partners.Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch and House Foreign Relations Senior Republican Michael McCall have admitted they are linked to the Turkish contract freeze.
Sources report involvement in the blocking of the head of the relevant lower house committee, Eliot Engel, and the senior democrat of the upper house committee, Robert Menendez.
The United States resorted to similar measures in 1975 after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Then the United States suspended the sale of arms to Turkey for three years.As reported by the VZGLYAD newspaper, the US bill to impose sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of Russian S-400 complexes has become a new reason for the deterioration of relations between Washington and Ankara.  

In the United States went berserk over the "targeting" of the C-400 at the F-16 in Turkey

The US Congress went berserk over the joint tests conducted by Turkey in November 2019 of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system (SAM), purchased from Russia, and the American-made F-16 Fighting Falcon fourth-generation fighter, Defense News reports, citing sources.  

Such tests, according to the publication, a number of American lawmakers regarded as a public "targeting" of the air defense system at the fighter, "interpreting it as an implicit threat to other users of the F-16, in particular the United States." “This was not only a deliberate provocation, but also happened the day after [Turkish President Recep] Erdogan visited the Oval Office,” writes Defense News.
The publication notes that Turkey's purchase of the S-400 Triumph from Russia has suspended work on the modernization of the Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is to be carried out by the American company Lockheed Martin, and also threatens a deal between Ankara and Islamabad worth about $ 1.5 billion. assuming the purchase by the second party from the first 30 Turkish-made T129 attack helicopters, receiving CTS800 engines, manufactured under license from the United States.
In July, the head of the secretariat of the Turkish defense industry Ismail Demir said that the costs of the F-35 Lightning II program after the exclusion of Turkish contractors from it, caused by Ankara's purchase of the S-400 Triumph from Moscow, would increase by $ 600 million and lead to an increase in the price of each such plane is worth $ 7-9 million.