Russia Strategic Rocket Forces have test fired RS-12M Topol SS-25 ICBM missile TASS 12512151

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Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces have test fired RS-12M Topol SS-25 ICBM missile
The Topol ballistic missile has been test fired December 24, 2015, from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region, the Russian MoD reported.The RS-12M Topol, NATO reporting name: SS-25 Sickle, is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union and in service with Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces.
     
The Topol ballistic missile has been test fired December 24, 2015, from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region, the Russian MoD reported.The RS-12M Topol, NATO reporting name: SS-25 Sickle, is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union and in service with Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces. Russian Topol RS-12M SS-25 ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile
     
"On December 24, 2015, at 20.55 Moscow time, an on-duty crew of the Strategic Missile Force test fired the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar Federal Inter-Service proving ground in the Astrakhan region, the report says.

The aim of the launch was the testing of the advanced intercontinental ballistic missile operational outfit. The missile practice warhead struck with preset precision the imitation target at the Sary-Shagan /the Republic of Kazakhstan/ proving ground, the Russian Defense Ministry pointed out.

The Kapustin Yar test range is a unique facility for testing the ballistic missile outfit, including combat elements. Only its test paths and the range measuring systems enable the testing of the advanced IBM combat outfit, including new operational units that can negotiate the air defenses, including those in a new configuration. The strategic IBM force capability and that of submarines can be tested on this proving ground in the entire range of possible conditions of delivery to the target.

The SS-25 Topol delivers a payload of 1,000 kg up to a range of 10,000 km (6,214 miles). This payload is equipped with a single 550 kT warhead and probably decoys as well. The system uses a digital computer controlled inertial navigation system which provides an accuracy of 200 m CEP.
     
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