The Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful test of the RS-24 Yars ICBM. The missile was launched at 11:00 MSK (07:00 UTC) on December 24, 2013 from a silo at the Plesetsk test site. The warheads were reported to have successfully reached their targets at the Kura site in Kamchatka.
This is the first test of the silo-based version of RS-24 Yars. Its single-warhead predecessor, Topol-M, is deployed in silos in Tatishchevo. The first regiment of silo-based Yars missiles will be deployed in Kozelsk.