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TASS; 05.06.2022, 04:59
In 2022, the share of modern weapons of the Strategic Missile Forces is planned to be increased to 86%
In particular, the rearmament to the Avangard complexes continues, said the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev.
MOSCOW, 5 June. /TASS/. The share of modern weapons of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) is planned to be increased to 86% this year, Colonel General Sergei Karakaev, commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, said in the Military Acceptance program on the Zvezda TV channel.
"We continue to re-equip with Avangard complexes. Sarmat - we are approaching putting the first regiment on combat duty in the Uzhur formation this year. Further, their number will only increase. The level of modern armament today of the Strategic Rocket Forces according to last year - 83%, the task is to increase by the end of this year, taking into account the putting on combat duty of the complexes, up to 86%," Karakaev said.
As reported by the Russian Defense Ministry in early 2020, the Strategic Missile Forces will completely switch to modern missile systems by 2024. On December 21, 2021, at an expanded meeting of the board of the military department, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that more than 20 launchers with Yars, Avangard and Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles will be delivered in 2022.