Russia test fires Yars intercontinental ballistic missile

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars has been test fired from the Plesetsk military cosmodrome in the country’s northwest, Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman for the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) Colonel Igor Yegorov told TASS on Friday.

“On December 26, 2014 at 11:02 am, Moscow time, the solid-propellant RS-24 Yars mobile ground ICBM with a multiple warhead was test fired from the Plesetsk state test cosmodrome by a combined combat crew of the RVSN and Aerospace Defense Forces,” the official said.

According to Yegorov, the main goals of Friday’s launch were to confirm operational reliability of missiles of the RS-24 Yars system that have been made in 2013 and 2014, as well as to confirm the combat and performance characteristics of the system itself.

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