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Russia to Test Upgraded Yars Ballistic Missile in Next Few Months
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Russia to Test Upgraded Yars Ballistic Missile in Next Few Months

17:34 16.05.2016(updated 17:42 16.05.2016) Get short URL

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia will carry out in the next few months a test launch of a modernized Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the chief designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technologies said Monday.

"In the next few months, we will carry out a test launch of a modernized version of the Yars missile, which is expected to increase the effectiveness of the existing system," Yuri Solomonov said.

The current version of the RS-24 Yars (NATO designation SS-27 Mod 2) can reportedly carry up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of 11,000 kilometers (some 6,800 miles).

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