Yars ICBM launches from Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia's north (VIDEO)

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The Russian military has successfully test launched a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from a launch pad in the Arkhangelsk region, hitting targets in the Far East – some 6,000 kilometers away.

In the third quarter of 2015 eight new Yars ICBMs were added to the Strategic Missile Forces’ inventory. In total there should be 40 operational Yars missile systems by the end of this year.

Two variants of the Yars ICBM are produced: mobile and silo-based. Across this part of year, Missile Forces conduct tech inspections of both Yars and Topol mobile ICBM systems, preparing all vehicles involved in combat alert missions, namely missile carriers, command vehicles, security and counter-sabotage vehicles, as well as robotic platforms being tested by the Missile Forces right now, for cold winter conditions.