10:59 GMT +322 September 2017
Live
    A Yars mobile land-based missile system being transported to its field combat duty site.

    Russia Successfully Test-Launches Yars ICBM

    © Sputnik/ Vadim Savitskii
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    11360605510

    Russia has successfully test-launched a RS-24 Yars ICBM to confirm the reliability of these missiles.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Yars silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was test launched on Tuesday from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "The test launch of a RS-24 Yars silo-based solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with a multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle [MIRV] was carried out by a unit of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces," the ministry said in a statement.

    According to the statement, the main goal of the launch was to confirm the reliability of a batch of missiles of the same class.

    "The experimental warheads arrived at the designated area at the Kura training ground on the Kamchatka peninsula. The goals have been achieved, all tasks have been fulfilled," the statement said.

    According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia is switching to Yars ICBMs with its share set to stand at 72 percent by the end of 2017.

    The RS-24 Yars (NATO reporting name SS-27 Mod 2) was introduced into service in July 2010. It is an upgraded version of the Topol-M ballistic missile that can be fired both from a mobile launcher and silo. It carries ICBMs with multiple independently targetable nuclear warheads and has a range of 6,800 miles.

    Related:

    Russian Strategic Missile Forces Switching to Yars ICBMs - Putin
    Yars ICBM Regiment to Enter Combat Duty in Russia's Mary El in April-June
    Russian Missile Division in Siberia Will Be Armed With Yars ICBMs in 2017
    Russian Strategic Missile Forces Get Unique Training Simulator for Yars ICBM
    Tags:
    missile launch, RS-24 Yars, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment