Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
Training launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile “Topol” was performed from the landfill “Kapustin Yar” in Astrakhan region. This was reported in the Ministry of defense of Russia, RIA Novosti reported.
The Ministry noted that the missile successfully hit the target for the conditional range “Sary-Shagan” in Kazakhstan. Objectives of the launch was fully implemented.
In 2018, it became known that the Ministry of defence has reduced plans launches “Poplars” in 2018-2019. In the coming years will be executed only a few launches of RS-12M for training of personnel of the strategic Missile forces and the confirmation of the stability characteristics of the missile, which extended the period of operation.
Strategic missile complex RT-2PM “Topol” with the three-stage solid-rocket 15Ж58 adopted in 1988. ICBM launch weight of 45 tons, capable of throwing about a ton of payload at a distance of 11 thousand kilometers. Standard load of missiles 15Ж58 is a nuclear warhead capacity of 550 kilotons.
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