US press: Russia in nuclear deterrence bets on mobile complexes with Yars ICBMs
In Russia, the next exercises of the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces) started, within the framework of which the military brought mobile missile systems to the routes. As the author of an article for the American edition of The National Interest, Mark Episkopos, writes, Russia relies on mobile Yars in nuclear deterrence.
Large-scale exercises of the Strategic Missile Forces began in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia, in which more than 3 thousand servicemen and about 300 pieces of equipment were involved. The Teikov missile formation, completely re-equipped with the latest mobile missile systems "Yars", brought them to the routes, the author writes.
Episkopos draws attention to the fact that if earlier the old complexes with Topol and Topol-M ICBMs were also involved in the Strategic Missile Forces exercises, now we are talking only about Yars, which means that Russia is successfully re-equipping its strategic missile forces. assignments to new equipment, removing old complexes from combat strength.
The American expedition notes that the Russian Strategic Missile Forces prefer mobile missile systems, since they are more difficult to detect, track down and destroy. According to Western estimates, today the Strategic Missile Forces are armed with 40-50 R-36M2 missiles, no more than 40 Topol mobile ground missile systems, 60 Topol-M silo ICBMs and 16 mobile ones, over 135 PGRKs. Yars "and more than 10" Yars "mine-based.
Thus, in nuclear deterrence, Russia is betting on mobile complexes with Yars ICBMs, the author sums up.