Monday, March 4, 2024

Russia test-fires nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile

Russian Strategic Missile Forces and Aerospace Forces has successfully test-fired its Topol-M silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

“On January 16, joint unit of the Strategic Missile Forces and Aerospace Forces launched the Topol-M silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile” -said press service of MOD.

The warhead of the missile has engaged the conditional target located at the Kamchatka range.

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Check of flight tactic characteristics of the intercontinental ballistic missile was the goal of the launch.

By the end of 2010 the Russian Strategic Missile Troops operated 70 Topol-M missile systems including 52 silo-based and 18 mobile systems.

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