Strategic missile division in Central Russia will be rearmed with RS-24 Yars ballistic missile TASS 12409161

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Strategic missile division in Central Russia will be rearmed with RS-24 Yars ballistic missile.
The strategic missile division based in Bologovo in the Tver Region in central Russia will be rearmed with the Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod 2) missile system, the Defense Ministry’s press office told TASS.
     
The strategic missile division based in Bologovo in the Tver Region in central Russia will be rearmed with the Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod 2) missile system, the Defense Ministry’s press office told TASS. Russian RS-24 Yars (ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile)
     
"The westernmost strategic missile division based in the Tver Region will be rearmed with the Yars missile system in the imminent future," the press office quoted Russian Strategic Missile Force Commander Sergei Karakayev as saying.

"This will be the sixth mobile large unit to receive the advanced mobile ground-based missile system that will replace fourth-generation complexes with the Topol single warhead intercontinental ballistic missile," Karakayev added.

According to the commander, work to rearm regiments within the divisions based in Irkutsk and Yoshkar-Ola has started this year. The divisions based in Novosibirsk and Nizhny Tagil will be reequipped soon. The large unit stationed in Teikovo has been rearmed earlier.

During exercises, the large unit will practice maneuvering along combat patrolling routes, the press office said.

The RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile of the Yars system will become the mainstay of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force in the imminent future along with the Topol-M complex’s RS-12M2 single warhead ICBM that has already been made operational, the press office added.

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 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.
     
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