Defence & Security News - Russia
|Tuesday, September 2, 2014 10:01 PM|
|Three Russian Yars mobile ICBM regiments to be put on combat duty in December|
According to Russian state news agency Itar-Tass, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RSMF) by the end of the year will re-equip their three regiments with the Yars mobile missile systems to be put on trial combat duty in December, RSMF spokesman Major Dmitry Andreyev told on Tuesday, September 2.
RS-24 Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system
“By the end of 2014, two more RSMF mobile regiments are planned to be equipped with the Yars system - in the Tagil and Novosibirsk missile formations and another stationary regiment - in the Kozelsk division. These three regiments are to be put on trial combat duty in December 2014,” he said.
According to Andreyev, with the re-equipment of a number of RSMF formations with Yars, the missile system’s share in these forces has already reached 50%. “Further plans for equipping other missile formations with the Yars system have already been made,” the RSMF spokesman added.
The RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a multiple warhead was designed by the Moscow-based Institute of Thermal Technology. “This missile was designed with the science and technology solutions applied in the Topol-M missile system, which considerably cut the time and costs for its creation,” Andreyev said.