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    Russian Strategic Missile Forces to Get 100 New Pieces of Armament by Year-End

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Strategic Missile Forces will receive around 100 new pieces of armament, including the Yars missile systems, Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Col. Gen. Sergei Karakaev said.

    "By the end of the year, it is planned to supply about 100 new pieces of armament to the troops, including the Yars missile systems of stationary and mobile deployment," Karakaev told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper in an interview.

    Karakaev also said that in 2021, the Uzhur division to become first in Russia to be rearmed with the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    "Within the framework of the state armament program, the Russian industry is working on the creation of Sarmat, a new mine-based missile complex with a liquid-propellant heavy missile. Equipping the army with this missile complex is planned to begin in 2021 in missile regiments of the Uzhur division, which is now armed with Sarmat’s predecessor – the Voevoda missile complex," he said.

    "Pop-up tests of the [Sarmat] missile have been successfully completed … The infrastructure for flight tests at the Plesetsk cosmodrome is actively being created. In the near future, flight tests of the complex will begin, the successful implementation of which will allow starting mass production of its components," Karakaev noted.

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    The commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces also said that in 2019, the Dombarovsky division is set to become first in Russia to be armed with the new Avangard hypersonic missile systems.

    "Currently, NPO Mashinostroyeniya has already started serial production of the new Avangard missile complex with hypersonic combat equipment. The first systems are planned to become operational in the missile regiment of the Dombarovsky division next year," Karakaev said.

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