15 May 2018 21:59

Putin: 14 missile regiments to be armed with Yars missile systems by year-end

SOCHI. May 15 (Interfax) - The replacement of the expired Topol missile systems with the state-of-the-art Yars systems will continue this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"A total of 14 missile regiments should be equipped with them before the end of December," Putin said at a meeting on the military development on Tuesday.

The modernized Tupolev Tu-95MS and Tu-160 missile carriers armed with the state-of-the-art Ch-101 and Ch-102 long-range cruise missiles will be added to "the aviation component of 'the nuclear triad' throughout the year," the president said.