Two UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental ballistic missiles equipped with Avangard nuclear boost-glide vehicles will go on experimental combat duty in the next two weeks, Russia’s state-run news agency TASS reported on November 13 citing a source in the defense industry.
“In late November – early December, two UR-100N UTTKh missiles equipped with the hypersonic glide vehicles from the first regiment of Avangard systems will assume experimental combat duty in the Dombarovsky division of the Strategic Missile Force,” TASS quoted the source as saying.
According to the report, work is currently underway in the positioning area to prepare both missiles and place them into the silos, check the operation of the regiment’s protected command post and carry out other measures.
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force declined did not provide the comment.
TASS recalled its report based on a source in the defense industry. In October last year, TASS reproted that 2 Avangard regiments with six silo-based missiles each were due to assume combat duty in Russia.