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Strategic missile force tests ballistic missile Topol with advanced warhead

November 17, 2015, 16:37 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to the Defense Ministry’s strategic missile force spokesman, the missile’s dummy warhead hit a hypothetical target at the Sary-Shagan proving ground, in neighboring Kazakhstan
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MOSCOW, November 17. /TASS/. Russia’s strategic missile force has successfully tested an inter-continental ballistic missile Topol with an advanced warhead, the Defense Ministry’s strategic missile force spokesman Colonel Igor Yegorov has said.

"At 15:12 Moscow time the strategic missile force test-launched an inter-continental ballistic missile RS-12M Topol from the Kapustin Yar test site in the Astrakhan Region," Yegorov said.

According to the official, the purpose of the launch was to test an advanced warhead of the inter-continental ballistic missile.

"The missile’s dummy warhead hit a hypothetical target at the Sary-Shagan proving ground, in neighboring Kazakhstan. The accuracy was within the expected parameters," he said.

This is not the first launch of the Topol missile this year. At the end of August an RS-12M missile was launched from Kapustin Yar for the same purpose of testing a new warhead. And at the end of September a Topol missile was launched from Russia’s northern test site Plesetsk during a routine testing of the Armed Forces’ control system.

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