On the eve of the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the Strategic Rocket Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev, commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, told Krasnaya Zvezda publisher about the results achieved and further development prospects.
Main theses 🔻
We are meeting another anniversary having fulfilled all our tasks. We are building up the capabilities of our missile group by rearming missile regiments with modern missile systems and upgrading the control and communications systems.
💬 ‘During the construction of infrastructure, a lot of work has been done on the reconstruction of the positioning areas, where new weapons, military and special equipment are being delivered.’
💬 ‘Eight ICBM launches are planned in 2023, both from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome and from the 4th State Central Intermediate Ground Kapustin Yar.’
💬 ‘The share of modern weapons in the group is more than 85 percent.’
Mobile Yars missile regiment is put on combat duty in Bologovsky Strategic Rocket Forces’ formation in Tver region
On the eve of Strategic Missile Forces Day, a solemn ceremony of putting on combat duty a missile regiment rearmed with Yars mobile ground-based missile system was held in the Bologovsky missile formation of the Strategic Rocket Forces in Tver region.
This event coincided with events marking the professional holiday of the strategic missile specialists. The autonomous rocket launchers marched to the positioning area where a commissioning ceremony took place. The military band played the Russian Federation anthem, marking the end of the military rite of passage of the duty shifts.
RS-24 «Yars» intercontinental ballistic missile in the Kaluga region
The missile is installed in the silo using a special transport and loading unit. The most complex technological operations are carried out in a few hours.
“The importance of this operation lies in the fact that the next missile will be on combat duty as planned. Russia will receive another sample of nuclear missile weapons, which will allow us to solve any task at the strategic level,” said the commander of division. Alexei Sokolov.
Putin readies massive Yars nuclear missile capable of hitting US and UK?
Vladimir Putin is preparing to launch a nuclear strike on the US and UK, with a new Yars intercontinental missile developed for this purpose. This was reported by the US publication The New York Post.
Russia has had missiles capable of hitting the US since the 1960s, and this does not at all indicate a desire on the part of the leadership to strike the countries of the West. The first and so far the only country to have used nuclear weapons is the United States of America. The USSR developed nuclear weapons later and as a defence against potential aggression by the US and its allies.
The PC-24 “Yars” strategic missile system referred to in the fake news was put into service in 2009 and has long been on combat duty defending the Russia Federation. There are regular exercises of the Russian strategic nuclear forces.
The nuclear doctrine of the Russian Federation provides for the use of nuclear weapons only in response to nuclear missile launches on the territory of the country or in case of a threat to the very existence of the state. So far no such events have taken place, so the Yars, as well as other types of nuclear weapons, will not be launched.