Yars Missile - The Brief News Analysis

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05 March 2024

Ravi Shankar Kumar || ExamVatika.com

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The Yars is a Russian-made intercontinental ballistic missile with multiple independently targetable warheads, each capable of targeting different objectives.

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It is a three-stage, solid propellant, MIRV-capable (Multiple Independently Targetable reentry Vehicles) ICBM.

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The Yars is a modified version of the Topol-M missile system. It has a range of 10,500 km.

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The missile is 23 meters long and can be launched from a silo or mobile launcher. 

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The missile can be armed with up to 10 MIRVs, each containing a thermonuclear warhead weighing 300 kilotons.

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It has the capability to manoeuvre during flight and deploy both active and passive decoys, which gives Yars an advantage against modern missile defence systems.

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An ICBM is a guided missile that is designed to deliver nuclear warheads, although it could also deliver other payloads.