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    Kaboom! Russian Military Successfully Launches Scary RS-18 Ballistic Missile

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    The ballistic warhead has successfully reached its destination.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Strategic Missile Forces have performed a successful launch of the RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) two-stage ballistic missile from southwestern Russia into the Far East, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    "The launch was carried out successfully, the ballistic warhead has been delivered to the area of the Kura range (Kamchatka Peninsula)," the ministry said in a statement.

    The 11:58 a.m. (08:59 GMT) launch from the Yasny missile formation in Orenburg Region aimed to confirm the stability of flight performance characteristics for missiles of similar class at extended-use periods, it added.

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