Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test-Fired, Success

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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


One Response to "Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test-Fired, Success"

  1. Stephen K Davion   December 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Russians are good at developing defence technology. I like their weapons and missiles and now they have added one more gem to their scalp. Congrats to them on their successful test fire. I read here that it can perform evasive manoeuvres in terminal phase to avoid the hit of interceptor missiles. The flat ballistic trajectory of the missile complicates the interception by the anti-ballistic missile (ABM). Isn’t it nice??? Indeed it is.


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