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MOSCOW, March 12 (Itar-Tass) — Novosibirsk missilemen have began preparations for rearmament with the advanced mobile missile system Yars with the RS-24 MIRV-equipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Spokesman for the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) Colonel Vadim Koval told Itar-Tass on Monday that “a complex group of the RVSN Command headed by Deputy Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant-General Valery Mazurov, is working in the army units of the Novosibirsk missile formation in the period from March 12 to 17.”
The RS-24 Yars is a thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile first tested on May 29, 2007 after a secret military R&D project, to replace the older R-36 and UR-100N that have been already used almost for 50 years. The RS-24 is a missile that is heavier than the current Topol-M (which can carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads).
“The strategic missilemen of the Novosibirsk formation are on combat duty on the Topol mobile missile systems,” the RVSN spokesman said. “In 2012 the work on the formation’s rearmament with the advanced mobile missile system Yars with the RS-24 MIRV-equipped ICBM will begin.”
“A total more than 100 tactical training events are planned in the winter training period (from December 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012),” Koval said. “The feature of the combat patrol duty exercises is the ground mobile missile system group’s longer stay on the field positions, compared to 2011.”