Russia's Strategic Missile Forces to receive 150 RS-24 Yars ICBM training simulators in 2015

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Russia's Strategic Missile Forces to receive 150 RS-24 Yars ICBM training simulators in 2015
Units of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) in 2015 will receive 20% more simulators for training on modern missile systems, the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defence for the Strategic Missile Forces, Major Dmitry Andreev reported.
     
Russia's RS-24 Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system mounted on a MZKT-79221 16x16 truck
     
Dmitry Andreev emphasized that the particularity of missileman training for alert duty is the lack of possibility of using technology for educational purposes, because the available missiles are on duty in constant combat readiness, and violation of the starting position is unacceptable.

The simulators are to be used at re-equipped newest complexes “Yars” in battalions of Tagil, Novosibirsk and Kozelsk missile compounds. Delivery of training complexes to Teykovsky Missile Division (Ivanovo region) has already been completed.

The RS-24 Yars is a mobile nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile which can be mounted on truck carriers or deployed in silos. Russia fully deployed the first RS-24 Yars regiment, consisting in three bataillons, in August 2011.

The RS-24 is a three-stage, solid propellant, MIRV-capable ICBM with a range of 10,500 km. The missile use an upgraded guidance system of the inertial Glonass system used in the RS-12M2 (Topol-M "SS-27" NATO). The RS-24 missile can be armed with up to 10 warheads.

     

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