Russia is deploying its Tochka-U/SS-21/Scarab B short-range tactical missile in South Ossetia, reports Interfax quoting unnamed Russian military sources. The Tochka has a range of up to 120 km and around 15 of them were used against Georgia in the 2008 war. The Russian source said:
“[T]he Georgian special services have been informed about the presence of the rockets in South Ossetia, which are capable to effectively repel any aggression from Tbilisi.”
This comes after the revelation> last month that a multiple-launch rocket system, the Smerch, was also deployed in South Ossetia, and the furor over the stationing of S-300 missile defense systems in Abkhazia.
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