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    Russian Westernmost Strategic Missile Forces' Division to Receive Yars Missiles

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    The westernmost division of Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) located in Tver Region will receive Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in nearest future, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — RS-24 Yars (NATO reporting name SS-27 Mod 2) carries ICBMs with multiple independently targetable nuclear warheads and has a range of 11,000 kilometers (some 6,800 miles.)

    "The westernmost division of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, which is located in Tver Region will start to be rearmed with Yars missile systems," the statement said, citing SMF Commander Col. Gen. Sergey Karakayev.

    The statement added that the division would be the sixth mobile missile unit, in which the new ICBM would replace the Topol ICBM systems.


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