Russia successfully test-launches Yars intercontinental ballistic missile

The Russian Defense Ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday that Russia has test-launched an RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk space center.

“On February 6, at 11:31 Moscow time, the Plesetsk state test space centre conducted a test launch of a Yars solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) equipped with multiple warheads”, the statement said.

“The tasks have been fully implemented, and the aim of the test was to confirm the tactical and technical characteristics of the missile system”, the statement said.

The RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is an upgraded version of the Topol-M ballistic missile that can be fired both from a mobile launcher and silo. It carries ICBMs with multiple independently targetable nuclear warheads and has a range of 6,800 miles.

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Earlier today, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia Dmitry Shugayev said that Russia will supply Turkey with S-400 air defense systems by autumn 2019.

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