Another missile formation of the Strategic Missile Forces has completed rearmament with new intercontinental missiles. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, Irkutsk missile division is fully re-equipped with complexes “yars”.
The delegation of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made a working trip to the easternmost formation of the Strategic Missile Forces – Irkutsk missile division. This compound is completely re-equipped with a mobile missile system. “yars”
– It said in a statement.
In May, the head of the combat training department of the Strategic Missile Forces Viktor Fotyuk said, that by the end of the year for the complexes “yars” two regiments of the Barnaul division of the Strategic Missile Forces will also be rearmed.
Earlier, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Sergei Karakaev deciphered the name of the ICBM “yars”: “Nuclear deterrent missile”.
missile system “yars” replaces ICBMs removed from service in the Strategic Missile Forces “Poplar”, already developed a warranty operational resource. Finally 2019 years the troops received more 150 complex launchers “yars” in mine and mobile performance. Every year Strategic Missile Forces receives about 20 launchers and their systems.
In total, the Strategic Missile Forces, according to the Ministry of Defense, three rocket armies, 12 missile divisions, of which four – with silo launchers and eight – with mobile missile systems.
PC-24 “yars” – Russian strategic missile system with a solid propellant intercontinental ballistic missile of a mobile and mine based with a multiple warhead. Range of defeat declared in 11 thousands of kilometers.