During a planned live-firing exercise by Russia, one of its Iskander-M ballistic missiles flew beyond 600km and landed outside its designated target area.
The missile is said to have been fired from Kapustin Yar for the Makat firing range in Kazakhstan. However, the missile ended up in the Bayganinsky district. The Makat is at the 480 km distance, but it flew more than 800 km.
On January 9, 2020, during the planned exercises of the test centre of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, leasing landfills in the Republic of Kazakhstan following the interstate agreement between Kazakhstan and Russia of 1995, the debris of one of the missiles fell outside the designated areas. The launch of missiles using objects on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan was carried out under the annual plan and schedule of the exercises.
The missile was launched from the same firing range in 2017 during the Zapad-2017 exercises to hit the same target at Makat firing range in Kazakhstan.