On March 29, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the Yars mobile nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile systems had commenced planned drills with the Strategic Missile Forces of Russia.
A statement on Telegram from the Russian Defense Ministry read: “About 3,000 servicemen and about 300 pieces of equipment participated in the drills.”
Intercontinental ballistic missiles can be launched from transportable ground-based or subterranean launchers, such as the RS-24 Yars.
The outdated UR-100N intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Soviet Union are to be replaced by the new missile model. Yars can transport numerous nuclear warheads and has an estimated 11,000 kilometers of range.