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    The chief designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technologies said that Russia will carry out in the next few months a test launch of a modernized Yars intercontinental ballistic missile.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia will carry out in the next few months a test launch of a modernized Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the chief designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technologies said Monday.

    "In the next few months, we will carry out a test launch of a modernized version of the Yars missile, which is expected to increase the effectiveness of the existing system," Yuri Solomonov said.

    The current version of the RS-24 Yars (NATO designation SS-27 Mod 2) can reportedly carry up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of 11,000 kilometers (some 6,800 miles).

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