A representative of the Strategic Rocket Forces announced today that the first regiment of RS-24 missiles, deployed in Teykovo, completed the "experimental combat service" and began regular combat duty. The regiment includes six RS-24 missiles - three were deployed in early 2010 (the formal announcement was made only in July 2010) and three - in December 2010.

RS-24 is a MIRVed version of the road-mobile Topol-M. In November 2010 the Rocket Forces announced that all new mobile missiles will carry multiple warheads. New silo-based Topol-M missiles will still be carrying a single warhead.