The Russian Strategic Missile Force received 21 ballistic missiles in 2017, Chief of the Defense Ministry’s Military Representations Department Colonel Oleg Stepanov said on January 31.
“Overall, 21 ballistic missiles, 19 autonomous launchers, 33 combat duty support vehicles, 7 command posts and 310 other integral parts of the systems were delivered,” the state-run news agency TASS quoted Stepanov as saying. “A total of six launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles were carried out in 2017 to extend the warranty periods for the operation of missile systems that are on combat duty, and also for training purposes. The hardware showed its operation in a normal mode and the assigned tasks were accomplished.”
Commander of the 39th Missile Division Major-General Pavel Burkov added that the 357th missile regiment finished its rearmament with Yars missile systems.
The 39th Missile Division includes two missile regiments armed with mobile Yars systems and one missile regiment equipped with Yars-S systems.