Teykovo division of Strategic Missile Forces switched over to Yars and Topol-M mobile missile systems with fifth-generation intercontinental ballistic missiles RТ-2PМ2 and RS-24, Lenta.ru reports.
As reported by a representative of the Ministry of Defense, Vadim Koval, two guided missile regiments of the division deployed near Ivanovo are equipped with Topol-M missile system, and two more – with Yars missile systems. It was reported earlier that the division will fully switch over to the new missile systems in 2012.
Besides Teykovo division, the new mobile Yars and Topol-M systems should be delivered to divisions of Strategic Missile Forces deployed near Irkutsk and Novosibirsk. Kozelsk division will acquire silo-based Yars systems.
In the network of rearmament of Strategic Missile Forces the Topol-M mobile systems will be gradually replaced by Yars ones. At that only silo-based Topol systems will be operated by the army.