June 8, 2012
Russian military announced Thursday they have successfully test-fired a new version of the Topol-M series codenamed RS-12M.
The rocket, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), was fired from a military base in southeast Russia, Interfax news agency quoted military sources as saying.The missile hit its target in Kazakhstan republic in central Asia precisely.
The new generation of the Topol-M family aims to counter the US-developed missile shield system being deployed in Western countries.
It will be the mainstay of the Russian Strategic Missile Troops, according to the report.
This article was posted: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 2:21 am