Russia Test Launches Topol ICBM

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  • 09:36 AM, July 27, 2019
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Russia Test Launches Topol ICBM
Topol intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) test launched “Topol” intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site located in the western part of Russia on Friday, defense ministry has announced.

"On July 26, 2019, a combat unit of the strategic missile forces conducted a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile of the Topol mobile ground-based missile system from the Kapustin Yar state central practice range in the Astrakhan region," the ministry said.

"The missile’s exercise head hit the target at the Sary-Shagan range in Kazakhstan to the specified accuracy. The tasks of the launch were executed in full," the ministry concluded.

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