Russia will display the Avangard system and the Yars ICBM complex for the first time at a defense exhibition outside Moscow on August 14-20.

“The public will see firsthand the warhead and upper stage of the Avangard intercontinental missile complex at the Army-2023 defense exhibition. They will be placed on a transport-cum-loading vehicle. Surely this will be focused at the static display area,” General Sergey Karakaev, Russian Strategic Missile Forces commander, said today.

General Karakaev added that the launch vehicle and armored escort of the RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) complex will also be displayed for the first time at the event.

“A wide range of weapons and special equipment of the Strategic Missile Force will appear in the exhibition area. The decision to deploy was made after a series of suggestions from visitors and veterans. The exhibition will become a symbol of the process of re-equipping mobile units of the Strategic Missile Force,” he said.

The Army-2023 military technology exhibition was held at the Patriot Park on the outskirts of Moscow on August 14-20. The annual event is a place to display the most modern weapons in the Russian military payroll as well as weapons being developed by the country.

The Avangard complex, consisting of the UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental ballistic missile mounted with a hypersonic glider warhead, has been put into service by Russia since the end of 2019. At least two Avangard regiments have been put into combat readiness. , all stationed in the province of Orenburg.

Russia currently has 30 launchers containing the UR-100N UTTKh missile, and they will be the Avangard launch vehicle until the RS-28 Sarmat missile replaces it.

The Russian military tested Avangard in December 2018; the warhead reached a speed of about 33,000 km / h, 27 times faster than sound, and hit a target 6,000 km away from the launch location. President Vladimir Putin said that the Avangard is part of a series of superweapons developed to ensure that the Russian military is strong enough to confront the enemy’s preemptive strike strategy in the event of a conflict.

Hypersonic weapons have a speed of about 6,000-12,000 km/h, and are capable of maneuvering while in flight to increase range and ability to penetrate enemy missile defenses.