Russia carries out test launch of Intercontinental ballistic missile

Russian Defense Ministry reported that an Intercontinental ballistic missile of the Topol missile system was launched from the Kapustin Yar military training range in the Astrakhan region (Russia), reports TASS news agency.

"The test unit of the missile hit the hypothetical target at the Sary-Shagan test site (Republic of Kazakhstan) with the expected accuracy. Objectives of the test launch have been achieved," reads the message of the Russian Military Department.

Mobile ballistic missile system Topol with RT-2PM missile was designed to defeat all types of strategic targets in all conditions of combat use.

In May, Russian Defense Ministry reported that in 2019-2021 it plans to launch nine Intercontinental ballistic missiles: two launches of the heavy thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles SARMAT, three launches of YARS and four launches of Topol intercontinental ballistic missiles.

In February a training and combat launch of the RS-24 YARS solid-propellant Intercontinental ballistic missile with a split head was carried out from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Training combat units arrived at the Kura Missile Test Range in the Kamchatka peninsula. The purpose of the launch was to confirm the tactical, technical and flight characteristics of the missile system.

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