Russian Armed Forces are being rearmed with modern Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems.
Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said that nine regiments have already been armed with such systems, TASS reports.
"We are paying special attention to maintaining the strategic nuclear forces’ potential at the level that allows reliably solving nuclear containment tasks," the defense minister said in the upper house of Russia’s parliament Wednesday.
A total of 99% of launchers in the Russian Strategic Missile Force are in a combat-ready state, including 96% on constant alert for an immediate launch, Shoigu said.
The navy has commissioned three nuke-launching Borei-class nuclear submarines armed with the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Shoigu further said that Russia will have seven of the deadly underwater warships by 2021, also adding that the same year military will also be equipped with a modernized version of fighter jet – the Tu-160 long-range bomber.
Russias intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars has been test fired from the Plesetsk military cosmodrome in the countrys northwest. The missiles dummy warheads with given accuracy hit a target at the Kura range in Kamchatka in the Russian Far East
Russia is planning to arm two more regiments of the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) with Yars mobile ballistic missile systems by year end, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. “We are facing an important task – to preserve the balance of the strategic deterrence system, which makes the maintenance and timely re-equipment of the strategic nuclear forces a key area of military development,” Shoigu said
Russia successfully tested a Yars silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday at Plesetsk space center. "The test launch of a RS-24 Yars silo-based solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with a multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle [MIRV] was carried out by a unit of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces," Russian ministry said in a statement
Russia has displayed latest 120-mm self-propelled mortar on the chassis of armored Tiger at the landfill Research Institute "Geodesy" in Krasnoarmeysk near Moscow for the first time. Russia's Motovilikhinskie Zavody PJSC (Perm) in partnership with JSC Central Research Institute Burevestnik (Nizhny Novgorod) has developed a new 120mm mobile mortar system mounted on the Tigr 4×4 all-terrain light armoured vehicle,
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