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Russia test-fires Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missile
Moscow Interfax-AVN Online. in Russian. 1421 GMT 10 Oct 2013
Moscow, 10 October: An RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile was test-launched from the Kapustin Yar test site (Astrakhan Region) at 1739 Moscow time [1339 gmt] on 10 October, Col Igor Yegorov, the Ministry of Defense spokesman for the Strategic Missile Troops, told Interfax-AVN.
"The missile's test warhead hit the notional target at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan within the set accuracy," Yegorov said.
Yegorov said that the launch was carried out "as part of the tests of a new warhead".
He said that in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the methods of overriding missile defences being tested, measurement systems in the radar and optical bandwidths were used.
"During the test, test data was gathered on the parameters of the target environment shaped by the warheads of future ballistic missiles in the process of the missile defences being overridden. Subsequently, these results will be used in developing effective systems to override missile defences and equipping new missile systems with them," the officer said.
Russia successfully test-fires ICBM
MOSCOW. Dec 27 1834 GMT (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) test fired an RS-12M 'Topol' intercontinental ballistic missile at 9:30 p.m. Moscow time on Friday, an RVSN spokesman Igor Yegorov told Interfax-AVN.
"The missile's exercise warhead hit a training target at the Sary-Shagan Kazakhstan test range with a planned accuracy," Yegorov said.
"The launch was designed to test a prospective warhead for intercontinental ballistic missiles," Yegorov said. "The Kapustin Yar range is unique for testing elements of warheads for ballistic missiles," he said.
"Its test tracks and instrumentation system are the only ones capable of testing prospective warheads within the entire spectrum of possible conditions of their delivery to targets in the RVSN's and Navy's interests," Yegorov said.
Moscow, 4 March: A combat crew of the Strategic Missile Troops carried out a test launch of a RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the state central multi-service training range of Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan Region at 2210 Moscow time on Tuesday [1810 gmt on 4 March].
The launch was carried out to test advanced payload of intercontinental ballistic missiles, Col Igor Yegorov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry's Press Service and Information Directorate on issues pertaining to the Strategic Missile Troops, told Interfax-AVN.
"The missile's training warhead hit the notional target at Sary-Shagan range, Kazakhstan, with stated accuracy," the Defense Ministry's spokesman stressed.