NOTAM20180619.pngOn June 15, 2018 Russia posted a NOTAM notification that suggested that it is going to conduct a missile launch from Plesetsk to Kura between June 19 and June 23. It was suggested that it was a preparation to a test launch of a Yars missile. However, as the dates have passed, no official announcement about the test have been made. The word is that the test did take place, but nobody seems to be able to get a firm confirmation.

Previous Yars launches from Plesetsk took place in September 2017 - the one on September 12, 2017 from a silo was said to involve "parallel deployment" of warheads, and the launch of a mobile Yars on September 20, 2017 was a training launch.