New launch video reveals Russiaâ€™s Iskander-M, showing the powerful, short-range missile in action. The missile would have enough range to strike targets across the NATO alliance's eastern edge, threatening Poland and the Baltic countries. Russia has also sent the missile to Syria. Iskander-M, known as the SS-26 or â€œStoneâ€? to NATO, is a short-range ballistic missile. That means it launches like a missile and warhead into a ballistic arc, lofting to a reported altitude of 163,000 feet.