In the Barnaul missile formation, autonomous launchers of mobile ground missile systems (PGRK) “Yars” were launched on combat patrol routes.
“Strategic missiles perform the tasks of conducting intensive maneuvers on combat patrol routes, including covert ones: at night and in forest areas. The crews of the Yars PGRK will perform the tasks of completing a march up to 100 kilometers long, dispersing units with a change of field positions, their engineering equipment, organizing camouflage and combat security, ”the Russian Defense Ministry commented. in the training images. .
The ministry said the missiles will carry out assigned combat missions in the face of opposition to sabotage and reconnaissance groups.
The time of the exercises is not specified.
“Intensive maneuver operations make it possible to test the readiness of personnel, as well as weapons and military equipment, for long-term service on combat patrol routes,” said Pyotr Maevsky, commander of the missile division.
It should be noted that a Yars missile can very quickly and with guarantees deliver nuclear blocks with a total mass of 12 times more than the American bomb that destroyed Hiroshima to any part of the world.
The launch weight of the Yars rocket, about the same as that of two tram cars, is 46,000 tons. Three stages of fuel launch missile warheads 12,000 kilometers, carrying an excess lethal power of 500 kilotons. In flight, the rocket is divided into separate blocks, which fly towards their targets at high speed along different trajectories. It is impossible to shoot them down when it gets close to the target.
Recall that in August 1945, the United States bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The total power of the explosions ranged from 34 to 39 kilotons.
As a result of the explosions of the American nuclear bombs, 80,000 Japanese died, and a few months later, more than 200,000 people died from injuries and radiation sickness.