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Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System

Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System:

The Russian military recently began exercises with its Yars intercontinental ballistic missile system with several thousand troops.

  • Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
  • It is a three-stage solid-fuel missile and can be launched from a silo or mobile launcher.
  • The missile weighs around 49,000 kg and is 9 metres long.
  • It has a range of 12 000 km.
  • The Yars missile is equipped with Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs). This allows it to carry multiple independently targetable nuclear warheads (at least six).
  • It has the capability to manoeuvre during flight and deploy both active and passive decoys, which gives Yars the advantage against modern missile defence systems.
  • Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided missile that is designed to deliver nuclear warheads, although it could also deliver other payloads.
  • ICBMs have a minimum range of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 miles), with maximum ranges varying from 7,000 to 16,000 kilometres.