In the 54 th division of the Strategic Missile Forces, ready to start the combat duty of the 2 th regiment of soil complexes of mobile execution "Yars".
Now, together with Topol-M, the complexes constitute the main core of the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation.
Since the complex "Yars" was created on the basis of the complex "Topol-M", you can with a clear conscience call it a smaller brother. All characteristics related to the deployed characteristics and data used missiles RS-24, kept secret. It is known only that the weight of the rocket has changed due to the increase in the warhead and other elements. The Yars complex carries up to four nuclear-filled units, the range has remained unchanged and is no less than 10 000 kilometers.
But the main advantage of the new complex is the highest survivability of the used missiles, in the creation of which they used technological developments, which have no analogues in the competition.
According to some experts, these complexes will be relevant for at least a quarter of a century. This means that missiles can with high probability overcome any missile defense system.
Probably exactly that weapon meant when the head of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, talked about re-equipping units of the Strategic Missile Forces and submarines with promising and highly efficient complexes that have a high probability of overcoming the missile defense system of a “potential enemy”.
Designers who developed Topol-M, Yars and Bulava declare with full responsibility that the improvement of indicators has been achieved through new control and communication technologies, due to which the trajectory of nuclear units is constantly changing. To hit these blocks, the missile defense system of Western countries is not able to.
Based on the START-3 agreement, the Russian Federation can significantly increase the nuclear potential of the Strategic Missile Forces. By 2017, the number of new Yars and Topol-M complexes in the ranks of the Strategic Missile Forces will increase by almost 75 percent. We all look forward to the emergence of a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile, which is to replace the legendary Stilet and Satan on the battle post.
If it happens that the Russian Federation still comes out of the START-3 agreement, and we are seeing the prerequisites for this now, then it is very possible to return to the RVSN railway complexes - BZhRK, which were removed from the database according to the START-2 agreement.
It may very well be that Yars will be on the railroad track, because the capabilities of such complexes for survivability are simply amazing. Judge for yourself: in the United States made calculations, the result of which stunned them - if 25 railway complexes with nuclear weapons were dispersed over an area of 120 square kilometers and a nuclear strike on them using Satan-type missiles, the probability of hitting 10 percent.
Concern about building up a nuclear shield of the Russian Federation is well founded. Various missile defense complexes are gradually being chosen for the borders of Russia. It turns out that the units of the Strategic Missile Forces of Russia will be closely monitored, if not worse - at gunpoint.
Today, the “Voevod” ICBM can break through any missile defense system, and the Topol missiles were designed specifically for the highly effective missile defense of the United States. If the Voyevoda missiles could be said to have rammed the defenses using armored cover, then Topol already uses various technologies that today make them virtually innocent.
But, if the missiles are intercepted right after the launch or at the moment of entering the ballistic trajectory, then the missiles will be shot down almost guaranteed.
In this case, you can hit a missile with either a missile defense missile or a weapon using the latest technologies - beam, laser and electromagnetic.
The United States constantly announces to the world about the successful tests of a new anti-missile weapon, such as a laser gun or a combat electromagnetic system, and all this for some reason as part of the improvement of the American missile defense system.
If the United States develops its missile defense at home, it is unclear how the US borders have reached the territory of Russia. Their goal, of course, is quite simple - in the absence of the opportunity to knock down the missiles after entering a ballistic trajectory, to knock them over the territory of Russia at the moment of launch.