Russia Test Fires Topol Ballistic Missile

2019 ias preliminary exam test series

Russia has successfully test launched a silo-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile.

The simulated single-warhead, fired from the Plesetsk launch site, hit the designated target at a firing range on the Kamchatka peninsula with high precision.

The missile has a maximum range of about 11,000 km and can carry a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 550 kilotons.

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

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