Second Division with the latest missile system RS-24 "Yars" delivered in December this year to pilot duty in Teykovskogo missile division, told reporters on Friday at the main headquarters of the Strategic Rocket Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev.
"In Teykovskogo missile division (Ivanovo region) in December, has taken up research and alert the next division with missiles RS-24" Yars "- said Karakayev.
First Division with such missiles has taken up duty in this division in January 2010.
RS-24 — a missile with multiple warheads. Its specifications are secret (range, quantity, capacity, and circular deviation of warheads, decoys characteristics of the enemy, the acceleration, etc.), but according to information from open sources, range can be up to 11 thousand kilometers. The first test launch took place on May 29, 2007 at Plesetsk.
"Yars" was created as an improved model of the missile system "Topol-M". At last there is only one warhead.
"In one case, used candy bar significantly higher power in the other — with multiple warheads. The capacity of each unit in this case smaller, but one rocket, you can hit multiple targets, "- said one of the developers of the complex, Academician, Chief Designer of Federal State Unitary Enterprise" Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology "Yuri Solomonov.
As well as the "Topol-M", the new missile, according to its creators, equipped with a system allowing to overcome any of the existing missile defense system in the world. According to estimates of developers in the coming years, Russia may get a universal group of mobile complexes equipped with missiles, "Topol-M" and "Yars".