Russia tested a Topol RS-12M, according to the Russian Defense Ministry and the intercontinental ballistic missile was a success, hitting its target in Kazakhstan.
The missile was tested with a simulated warhead and fired at 9:30 p.m. Moscow time (17:30 GMT), December 28. The missile, fired from the Kapustin Yar testing range, Astrakhan Region in southwestern Russia, successfully struck its target at a Kazakhstan test range.
The Topol R-12M can carry a 550 kiloton warhead up to 10 000 kilometers. Russia intends to replace many of its older ICBMs with the RS-24 Yar and SS-27 Sickle-Bs (Topol M)
By Day Blakely Donaldson