Russian military received 38 intercontinental missiles in 2014 — defense minister

MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces added 38 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to their tables of equipment this year, including 22 submarine-based missiles, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Friday at an expanded session of the Defense Ministry’s Board.

The percentage of upgraded armaments in the Armed Forces has thus reached 56%, he said. The Strategic Missile Troops now have three new regiments operating Yars missile complexes.

By the end of December, the Navy will have three strategic nuclear-powered submarines of the Borei class. The first of them, the Yuri Dolgoruky, has already come on full-scale combat duty. Continue reading

Sixteen Yars missile launchers to be placed into service this year

MOSCOW, November 14. /TASS/. The Russian strategic missile troops will place 16 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile launchers into service this year, the troops’ commander Sergey Karakayev said on Friday. Continue reading

Mobile missile complexes: Russia’s nuclear shield future

The Teykovskaya Division of Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops located in the Ivanovo region is the first division fully rearmed with the new Topol-M (SS-27) and RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile systems. Later, Yars is to be introduced in more Strategic Missile Troops units. Continue reading