Russia will test upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM RS-24 Yars SS-24 Model 2 TASS 11805161

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Russia will test upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM RS-24 Yars SS-24 Model 2.
Russia will test upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for RS-24 Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 mod. 2) system, according to the Designer General of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology, Yury Solomonov.
     
Russia will test upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for RS-24 Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 mod. 2) system, according to the Designer General of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology, Yury Solomonov. Russian RS-24 Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) NATO Code name SS-27.
     
"We will conduct the launch of upgraded Yars missile in the upcoming months. Such ICBM will significantly increase the combat effectiveness of the whole system," Solomonov said.

According to the Strategic Missile Forces` (SMF) press department, five SMF regiments will be rearmed with RS-24 Yars ICBM systems in 2016. As of late 2015, the service was 56% rearmed with modern intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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.

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 mi)[1] primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).

Modern ICBMs typically carry multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs), each of which carries a separate nuclear warhead, allowing a single missile to hit multiple targets.
     
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