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Yars Missile

Yars Missile:

Russia recently announced a successful test fire of Yars intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile.

  • Yars Missile is a Russian-made intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with multiple independently targetable warheads, each capable of targeting different objectives.
  • It is a three-stage, solid propellant, MIRV-capable (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) ICBM.
  • The Yars is a modified version of the Topol-M missile system.
  • The missile can be launched from a silo or mobile launcher.
  • It has a range of 10,500 km.
  • The missile can be armed with up to 10 MIRVs, each containing a thermonuclear warhead weighing 300 kilotons.
  • It has the capability to manoeuvre during flight and deploy both active and passive decoys.

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM):

  • An ICBM is a guided missile that is designed to deliver nuclear warheads, although it could also deliver other payloads.
  • According to the Federation of American Scientists, ICBMs have a minimum range of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 miles), with maximum ranges varying from 7,000 to 16,000 kilometres.