Five regiments of Russia's Strategic Missile Force will receive 20 Yars RS-24 ICBM missile TASS 10903161

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Five regiments of Russia's Strategic Missile Force will receive 20 Yars RS-24 ICBM missile.
Five regiments of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will receive 20 RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Yars RS-24 Is a Russian-made mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile which can be mounted on truck carrier or deployed in silos.
     
Five regiments of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force will receive 20 Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Yars RS-24 Is a Russian-made mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile which can be mounted on truck carrier or deployed in silos. RS-24 Yars at rehearsal of military parade in Russia for the Victory Day (Picture Vitaly Kuzmin)
     
"The Russian Strategic Missile Force did big work in 2015. Firstly, it upgraded Yars stationary and mobile ground missile systems that feature enhanced capabilities to penetrate existing and future anti-ballistic missile defense systems," the press office said.

"Secondly, scheduled work has been conducted to develop an advanced stationary missile system with the Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile," the press office added.

According to the press office, another five regiments will be rearmed with Yars missile systems in 2016.

"The rearmament of the Irkutsk and Yoshkar-Ola divisions will start and the re-equipment of the Novosibirsk, Kozelsk and Nizhny Tagil divisions will continue," the press office said.

"These divisions will receive 20 intercontinental ballistic missiles," the press office added.

As of late 2015, the Russian Strategic Missile Force operated 56% of modern missile systems.

"Modern missile systems operational with Russia’s Strategic Missile Force made up 56%, considering the rearmament of a number of its units with Yars systems," the press office said.

According to the press office, modern missile systems are planned to make up 100% by 2022.
     
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