Russian Strategic Arms Forces successfully test launched YARS RS-24 ballistic missile 2612142

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Friday, December 26, 2014 11:00 AM
 
Russian Strategic Arms Forces successfully test launched YARS RS-24 ballistic missile.
Russian Strategic Arms Forces on Friday, December 26, 2014, successfully test launched a RS-24 Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile from its Plesetsk Space Complex in the country’s northwest, an official spokesman for the Strategic Arms Forces said.
     
Russian Strategic Arms Forces on Friday, December 26, 2014, successfully test launched a Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile from its Plesetsk Space Complex in the country’s northwest, an official spokesman for the Strategic Arms Forces said.
Russian Yars RS-24 Intercontinental ballistic missile launch vehicle
     

“On December 26, 2014, at 11:02 Moscow time [08:02 GMT]…a test launch of an RS-24 Yars solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile with a detachable warhead was conducted from a ground base at the Plesetsk Space Complex,” Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists.

“The test warheads were tasked to hit targets at the Kura Range on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” Yegorov added.

The Yars RS-24 Is a Russian-made mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile which can be mounted on truck carrier or deployed in silos. The first production of Yars began in 2004.

The missile RS-24 is a three-stage, solid propellant, MIRV-capable (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) with a range of 10,500 km. The missile uses a guidance upgraded system of the inertial and Glonass system used in the RS-12M2 (Topol-M SS-27) missile.

 

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