Four new Russian Missile Forces with Yars ICBM sytems on combat duty

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Four new Russian Missile Forces with Yars ICBM sytems on combat duty
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that four new regiments of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, were put on combat duty in 2016 said Thursday.
     
Four new Russian Missile Forces with Yars ICBM sytems on combat duty 640 001The Yars ICBM during a military parade (Photo Wikipédia)
     
Four new regiments of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, armed with Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems, were put on combat duty in 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. "Four new regiments, armed with mobile Yars missile systems, were put on combat readiness," Shoigu said.

"Four new regiments, armed with mobile Yars missile systems, were put on combat readiness," Shoigu said.

The RS-24 Yars also known as RT-24 Yars, NATO reporting name: SS-29) is a Russian MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear weapon intercontinental ballistic missile first tested on May 29, 2007, after a secret military R&D project, to replace the older R-36 and UR-100N that have been in use for nearly 50 years. RS-24 is a missile that is heavier than the current Topol-M, and which some reports say can carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads.

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