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    The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have conducted a successful test launch of a RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile

    Russia Successfully Test Launches Topol Ballistic Missile

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    The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have conducted a successful test launch of a RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW, September 9 (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the missile, launched from the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia has hit a designated target on the Kamchatka peninsula "with high precision."

    The RS-12M Topol (SS-25 Sickle) is a single-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile, which entered service in 1985.

    It has a maximum range of 10,000 km (6,125 miles) and can carry a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 550 kilotons.

    Russian Topol-M intercontinental ballistic misiles drive through Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow. File photo
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    Russian Topol-M intercontinental ballistic misiles drive through Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow. File photo

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