East Siberia missile division to receive a regiment set of Yars intercontinental missile systems 33103164

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East Siberia missile division to receive a regiment set of Yars intercontinental missile systems
A regimental set of RS-24 Yars missile systems will be made operational with the missile division based in Irkutsk in East Siberia before the yearend, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said in a press release obtained by TASS on Thursday.
     
East Siberia missile division to receive a regiment set of Yars intercontinental missile systems 640 001RS-24 Yars Nuclear Intercontinental ballistic missile
     

The missile division has already started receiving Yars missile systems, the press office added. "The rearmament of the division with new RS-24 Yars missile systems has already started. The division is expected to put a regimental set of Yars missile systems into operation by the end of the year," the press office quoted Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev as saying. The division will also receive new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

"Unmanned aerial vehicles will be delivered to the division as part of its rearmament," Karakayev said.

Karakayev visited the Irkutsk missile division to monitor a command and staff exercise, during which robotic systems and unmanned aerial vehicles were used to counteract a simulated enemy’s sabotage groups.

The robotic systems are designed to conduct reconnaissance in position areas of missile divisions, provide assistance to servicemen, as well as protect and defend missile systems.

In all, the command and staff exercise involves more than 4,000 servicemen and about 400 items of military hardware.
     
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