RS-24 Yars

The RS -24 " Jars " (Russian РС -24 Ярс, NATO reporting name: SS -27 Mod -2 ) is a modern, Russian intercontinental ballistic missile, which is used for the transport of nuclear weapons. It was on 29 May 2007 for the first time publicly, as Russian media reported on a successful test. In 2010, the RS -24 Jars has been included in the inventory of the Russian missile troops and has a range of about 12,000 km.

The rocket was launched from the Plesetsk therefore Space Center in northwest Russia at 10:20 UTC clock, reaching less than half an hour later, her target on the Kamchatka Peninsula, 5300 km to the east, with the expected hit accuracy. Two other successful test flights from Plesetsk there was on 25 December 2007 and 26 November 2008. A second test in 2008 was canceled, the next should be done in 2009.


The RS- 24 is used, the drive technology developed from 1991 RS- 12M1 Topol -M ( NATO reporting name: SS -27 Sickle B). This system is a combination of solid propellant with a mobile rocket launch ramp on a 16 × 16 -terrain truck, is an autonomous, mobile ICBM, the first strike at an enemy has high chances of survival. The Russian armed forces have announced that there will be in addition to the mobile also has a silo -based version. In contrast to the Topol - M, the RS -24 has, however, about MIRV technology, so can release multiple warheads that drive independently goals, while the Topol -M has a single MARV warhead. The RS- 24 is to carry 4 MIRV warheads with an explosive power of 100-300 kt. The control is effected by means of an inertial navigation platform and the GLONASS satellite navigation system. With these two systems, an accuracy (CEP ) of less than 250 m should be achievable. Russia plans to the RS -24 intercontinental ballistic missiles, the older type RS -18 ( UR -100N ) (NATO Code: SS -19 Stiletto ) and RS -20 ( NATO code: SS -18 Satan) to peel off. In July 2010, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the first three missiles were stationed on the missile base Teikowo.


Although a MIRV version of Topol -M was officially announced in December 2006 by Nikolai Solovtsov, commander of the Strategic Missile Forces of Russia and there were still more speculation about such a move, the first test in 2007 was included among journalists as a surprise. The surprising for Western military circles demonstration of the TV recordings were spread throughout the world, is by observers as a response from Russia's deputy prime minister and defense leaders Sergei Ivanov to the announced U.S. missile defense bases in Poland and the Czech Republic interpreted (see Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence ). Politically, the surprise coup even as Russian admonition to ratify the arms reduction treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE ) is seen, which was, however, suspended by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 14 July 2007 after unsuccessful negotiations in Vienna. On 1 December 2010 reported the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces ( RWSN ), Lieutenant General Sergei Karakajew that the mobile Topol -M missiles with a single warhead ( MARV ) are to be gradually replaced by the new intercontinental ballistic missile RS -24 Jars with multiple warheads ( MIRV ).


At the end of 2013 had the Russian missile troops 33 mobile RS -24 rockets. These are Teikowo (18 ), Nizhny Tagil (6) and Novosibirsk stationed (8).