New video shows Topol-M and Yars ICBMs transported on pontoon ferry


Russia’s Ministry of Defense published a footage showing the Topol-M and Yars land-based mobile missile systems crossing a river on a pontoon ferry.

The video was uploaded to the ministry’s accounts on social media. The agency did not provide any details of the drills.

Russia’s Ministry of Defense said that RS-24 Yars and Topol-M ballistic missiles would be the mainstays of the ground-based component of Russia’s nuclear triad and would account for no less than 80 percent of the Strategic Missile Forces’ arsenal by 2016.


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