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Intercontinental ballistic missile launched. Russia announces success

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A message about the successful tests appeared on the website of the Ministry of Defense.

“On April 12, 2024, from the 4th State Central Interdepartmental Test Center Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan Oblast, the combat crew of the Strategic Missile Forces from successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile of a mobile ground-based missile system” – written.

“This launch took place as part of state tests of promising missile systems, as well as confirmation of the stability of missiles in service. The results confirm high reliability of Russian missiles in ensuring the strategic security of the Russian Federation. The tasks have been fully completed,” it added.

Intercontinental ballistic missile launched. Russia announces success

At the end of March, the Ministry of Defense Russia announced the commencement of comprehensive checks of its strategic missile forces. At the same time, it was announced that they would go to field positions Jars ground-based missile systems were deployed.

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On the occasion, exercises of security and support units were also resumed, whose task was to check the capabilities in the field of radiological, chemical and biological protection.

The mentioned Jars system (RS-24) is a strategic missile system consisting of a mobile solid-fuel and multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile. Her caliber is 1.86 meters, length – 17.8 meters, take-off weight is 46 tons. The declared load capacity is 1,250 kilograms.

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