Strategic Missile Forces Successfully Tested Ballistic Missile “Yars”


Strategic Rocket Forces conducted a successful test launch of a solid fuel ICBM RS-24 “Yars” from the cosmodrome “Plesetsk”, the Defense Ministry reported on Friday.

“At 11.02 MSK at the cosmodrome” Plesetsk “… a test launch of a solid-conducted intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-24 “Yars”of mobile ground basing, equipped with multiple reentry warhead,” was said in a statement.

Training warheads with a given accuracy hit the target range “Kura” on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

It is noted that the main objectives of starting were acknowledgment of technical reliability of ICBM RS-24, manufactured in 2013-2014, as well as confirmation of combat and operational characteristics of the complex “Yars”.


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