The drills involved more than 3,000 personnel, as well as 300 pieces of military hardware. Personnel practiced the field deployment of the Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system and counter-sabotage actions.
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.