Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces) continue rearmament with new missile systems. According to Viktor Fotyuk, head of the Strategic Missile Forces combat training department, by the end of this year two regiments of the Strategic Missile Forces Barnaul division will be re-equipped at the Yars complexes.
This year, two more mobile-based missile regiments of the Barnaul compound will be rearmament to the Yars missile system
- told Fotyuk in an interview with the newspaper "Red Star".
According to him, the Strategic Missile Forces is working to re-equip the group with new missile systems, including the newest Vanguard.
In December 2019, the first missile regiment in the village of Dombarovsky, Orenburg Region, with the latest Avangard complex, took up combat duty
- noted Fotyuk.
Colonel General Sergei Karakaev, commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, had announced the completion of the rearmament of the Strategic Missile Forces to new complexes. According to the commander, the Topol ICBMs, which have already developed a guaranteed operational resource, are being decommissioned. They are being replaced by modern Yars missile systems. At the end of 2019, the troops received more than 150 launchers of the Yars complex in the mine and mobile versions. Each year, the Strategic Missile Forces receives about 20 launchers and the systems providing them.
In October last year, it became known that three regiments of the Strategic Missile Forces would be re-equipped with the new Yars-S missile system. The characteristics of the new systems were not disclosed, but it is known that, like its predecessors - Topol-M and Yars, the Yars-S complex is put on combat duty in two versions - in mobile and mine performance.
PC-24 "Yars" is a Russian strategic missile system with a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile mobile and mine based with a multiple warhead. The defeat range is declared at 11 thousand kilometers.