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Russian missile forces divisions to be fully rearmed with Yars systems by 2021 — ministry

July 21, 2015, 11:46 UTC+3

The Topol mobile missile system will be withdrawn from service by 2021

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Yars mobile ground missile systems

Yars mobile ground missile systems

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MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. All missile divisions of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) are planned to be rearmed with the Yars and Yars-M mobile ground missile systems with the RS-26 missile in 2021, Colonel General Viktor Yesin, an advisor to the RVSN commander, said on Tuesday.

"The process of rearmament of all missile divisions, which now use the Topol missile complex, with the Yars mobile missile system and Yars-M system, which is sometimes called Rubezh, with the RS-26 missile, is planned to be completed in 2021. By that time, the Topol mobile missile system is to be withdrawn from service," Yesin said.

According to him, the Topol missile system is currently in service with 7 RVSN divisions of the total 12. "The Teikovo missile division has been rearmed with the Topol-M and Yars missile systems now. Its rearmament has been completed," he said.

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