Russia successfully test-fires Topol-M ballistic missile

Updated 2017-01-18 15:59:28 Xinhua

Russia conducted on Monday a successful test launch of a silo-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Plesetsk launch site, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

"The simulated warhead hit a designated target at a firing range on the Kamchatka peninsula with high precision," the ministry said in a press release.

The test launch was intended to confirm combat capabilities and reliability of Topol-M ICBMs, the ministry said.

The Topol-M single-warhead ICBM has a maximum range of about 11,000 kilometers and can carry a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 550 kilotons.

The missile can be deployed on both silo-based and mobile land-based launch platforms.

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