The Irkutsk missile formation has been completely re-equipped with the new Yars intercontinental ballistic complexes. This was reported in the information department of the RF Ministry of Defense.
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The department reported that a delegation of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense made a working trip to this unit and held a meeting with the command and servicemen of the division, as well as got acquainted with the life of the personnel and the organization of the service, Interfax reports.
In January, the Ministry of Defense announced that the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces) will be 100% equipped with new missile systems by 2024. Thus, the troops “will cross the line beyond which there will be no Soviet-made missile systems in combat,” the department noted.
At the moment, there are seven types of missile systems in the combat composition of the missile forces. Among them are stationary (Voevoda, Stilet, Topol-M, Yars) and mobile (Topol-M, Topol, Yars) based complexes. In the near future, it is planned to re-equip the formations for the Sarmat, Avangard and Yars complexes.
Yars is a mobile and silo-based strategic missile system. It is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 11 thousand km, equipped with a multiple warhead with maneuvering individual guidance units.