Russian missile division received new Yars intercontinental ballistic missile

On December 13, 2017, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced that yet another missile division received the new Yars intercontinental ballistic missile system.

According to the Russian MoD. the new Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) recently was put on combat duty with the Kozelsk missile division in Kaluga region.

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These days the Kozelsk missile division is being rearmed with Yars modern silo-based missile complex. The RS-24 Yars (NATO reporting name SS-27 Mod 2) 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 10,900 km.

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The first test launch was carried out on May 29, 2007, from the Plesetsk Range over the Kura Range (Kamchatka).  Russia started to deploy RS-24 Yars in December 2009.

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