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Russia to Rearm Two More Missile Divisions With Yars ICBMs

Sputnik News

17:21 29.01.2016(updated 17:22 29.01.2016)

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have started rearmament of two more missile divisions with advanced RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems, SMF Commander Col. Gen. Sergey Karakayev said Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – RS-24 Yars (NATO reporting name SS-27 Mod 2) carries ICBMs with multiple independently targetable nuclear warheads and has a range of 11,000 kilometers (some 6,800 miles.)

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Yars entered service with the SMF in 2010.

'We are continuing on a regular basis the production and deployment on combat duty [of Yars missile systems]…and started the rearmament of two more divisions – the Yoshkar-Ola and the Irkutsk divisions,' Karakayev said in an interview with Rossiya-24 television.

The general said six regiments of three missile divisions (the Novosibirsk, the Tagil and the Koselsk divisions) had already been rearmed with Yars systems.

Sputnik



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