More than 3,000 servicemen from the Strategic Missile Forces and around 300 teams participated in the large-scale command post exercise. Photo: Press service of the Russian Defense Ministry/TASS
More than 3 thousand servicemen of the Strategic Missile Forces and about 300 teams participated in the large command post exercise with the Tagil large missile unit.
“We are working on an extensive list of tasks and introductory tasks, including those related to bringing combat readiness to the highest levels, carrying out maneuverable actions on combat patrol routes and countering sabotage formations,” the Ministry commented. of Russian Defense.
The department clarified that the missile regiments, equipped with Yars autonomous launchers of mobile ground missile systems (PGRK), carry out “intensive maneuver actions to change positions in the field with the development of new combat patrol areas.” Although the field positions of the Yars mobile missile system are safely hidden deep in Russia, if necessary, the launchers can be located almost anywhere in the Russian Federation.
No one will know where the real missiles went and where their models went, since the command post exercise will largely involve promising special teams, including engineering units (the newest remote demining machine “Foliage”), security and defense , and radioactive. protection against chemical warfare. And to search for and combat saboteurs, military aviation helicopters and BPDM Typhoon-M anti-sabotage combat vehicles equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles are used.
It should be noted that a day earlier the Strategic Missile Forces began actions coherence exercises in the Tagil large missile unit.
The Strategic Missile Forces commission verifies “the consistency of the actions of military personnel in the performance of their tasks,” the department said.
Let us remember that a Yars missile can very quickly and reliably transport nuclear units with a total mass 12 times greater than the American bomb that destroyed Hiroshima to any point on the planet.
The launch weight of the Yars rocket is approximately the same as that of two trams – 46,000 tons. Three fuel stages launch the missile warheads at 12,000 kilometers, which have a lethal power in excess of 500 kilotons. During flight, the rocket is divided into separate blocks, which fly towards their targets at enormous speed along different trajectories. It is impossible to shoot them down when approaching the target.
Let us remember that in August 1945 the United States bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The total power of the explosions ranged between 34 and 39 kilotons. As a result of the explosions of American nuclear bombs, 80 thousand Japanese died, and a few months later more than 200 thousand people died from injuries and radiation diseases.