In the Altai Territory, another Strategic Missile Forces regiment, re-equipped with Yars mobile ground-based missile systems (PGRK), took up combat duty. The ceremony took place at the Barnaul missile formation. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense.
As stated in the message of the military department, the regiment has undergone rearmament from the already outdated Topol complexes, which have exhausted their warranty service life, to modern PGRK Yars. The complex is designed to enhance the combat capabilities of the Strategic Missile Forces strike group and strengthen the potential for nuclear deterrence.
The first regiment with the Yars mobile ground-based missile system took up combat duty in March 2011 at the Teikovo missile formation of the Strategic Missile Forces. According to open data, six missile divisions have been rearmed with the mobile version of Yars. In addition, the Strategic Missile Forces is also receiving a mine version of the Yars. By the end of 2019, the troops received more than 150 launchers of the Yars complex in mine and mobile versions. Every year the Strategic Missile Forces receives about 20 launchers and systems supporting them.
According to the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Sergei Karakaev, two more missile regiments will take up combat duty by the end of the year.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the Strategic Missile Forces have three missile armies, 12 missile divisions, of which four are with silo launchers and eight are with mobile missile systems.
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.