The Strategic Missile Forces will stop operating the Topol ballistic missile in 2024

A source in the military-industrial complex said that the strategic missile forces of Russia will completely stop operating the RS-12M solid-fuel monoblock intercontinental ballistic missile in 2024, TASS reports.

“The Poplar ICBMs that have served their service life are now being changed to the Yars ICBM with a splitting head,” he said.

It is noted that some of the decommissioned ICBMs “Topol”will be transferred to civil service in the form of launch vehicles “Start-1”.

Earlier, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that a regiment with a missile system “Yars” took up combat duty in the Barnaul missile compound.

The new missile systems will replace the RT-2PM “Poplar” that generate a guaranteed service life. The Yars complex will increase the resources of the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces) and strengthen the nuclear deterrence potential. 


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