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MOSCOW, October 24 (Itar-Tass) —— A test launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile has been successfully performed from Russia’s Kapustin Yar missile testing site, spokesman for the Russian strategic missile forces Colonel Vadim Koval told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
According to the spokesman, the prototype of a new missile with a mobile launcher was launched at 22:28 Moscow time from the Kapustin Yar testing ground in the Astrakhan region,” he said. “The missile’s model warhead hit the hypothetical target at the Sary-Shagan testing pad in Kazakhstan.”
The key task of the test launch was to verify correctness of technological solutions used in the new missile. Apart from that, the launch confirmed its operability and specified technical characteristics of its systems and units. Moreover, elements of missile warheads were tested.
“The missile is being created based on maximum use of new technological solutions of the fifth-generation missile systems,” Koval noted. “These solutions considerably reduce production time and cost.”
The new missile will be used by Russian strategic missile forces to get through anti-missile systems.
According to Koval, the Kapustin Yar missile testing site has unique facilities to test elements of missile warheads.