- Yars & Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Rumble in Massive Russian Drill
by https://www.rt.com/ , 11 July 2016
Several hundred military vehicles, including mobile intercontinental ballistic missile complexes (ICBMs), are taking part in extensive field exercises throughout Russia, training in counter-sabotage and performing simulated launch drills.
About 400 military vehicles, among them autonomous missile launchers Topol, Topol-M and Yars, accompanied by command posts, security vehicles, anti-sabotage complexes armed with drones and combat robots are out in the open for drills, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Land-based mobile missile systems must be protected at every stage while on the patrol, which lasts up to a month. The military vehicles are rolling through the woods from the European part of Russia to the remote wilderness of the Altay Region.
The crews of mobile ICBM complexes are always training quick relocations, missile prelaunch tests and equipment readiness. This time the focus of the drills is counter-sabotage measures. Counter-sabotage protection of ICBM convoys is maintained by special units armed with necessary technical means to detect ‘enemy’ forces waiting on the route of the convoy and to eliminate the threat.