Strategic missile forces in 2018 plan to conduct 12 launches. About it the newspaper “Red star” told the commander of the strategic missile forces Sergei Karakayev.
He said that in 2017 was launched five missiles, one launch should take place before the end of the year. The plans for the next year-12 starts, that is, twice. According to the commander, the armament of missiles “YARS” and “Topol” with similar technical characteristics, and utilization of the media by running it significantly reduces the cost of flight tests of military equipment.
Karakayev also said that the timing of combat duty missile complexes “Voevoda” (SS-18 “Satan” by NATO classification) is planned to extend until 2024, with subsequent extension to 2025-27 years.
Strategic missile complex “YARS” (designation for start — RS-24) was developed in 2000-ies of the Moscow Institute of thermal technology under development system RT-2PM2 “Topol-M”. The armament of the strategic missile forces weapons come in 2009.
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