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MOSCOW, October 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Strategic Missile Force has successfully test-fired an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Orenburg Region in the south Urals at a practice range on Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
"At 11:58 a.m. Moscow time [08:58 GMT], an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from the position area of the Yasnensky missile formation [the Orenburg Region]. The launch has been a success and the warhead has been delivered to the area of the Kura combat field [Kamchatka Peninsula]," the Defense Ministry said.
The launch was aimed at confirming the stability of the flight and technical characteristics of these missiles, the Defense Ministry said.
According to public sources, the first modification of the RS-18 missile was put into service in 1975 and the second in 1979. These missiles are placed in silos and carry up to six 550 kiloton warheads.