Contents tagged with ICBM

  • Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile, Putin says it will make ‘those who threaten Russia think’

    The Russian military has carried out a test launch of the RS-28 Sarmat super-heavy intercontinental ballistic missile, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

    "Today, at 3:12 p.m. Moscow time, a successful launch of the Sarmat stationary intercontinental ballistic missile was carried out from a silo launcher at the Plesetsk state test cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region," the Russian MoD stated.

    “This launch is the first in the program of state tests. After the completion of the test program, …

  • Ukraine completes disposal of Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missiles

    The routine disposal of outdated, Soviet manufactured PC-22 (SS-24) intercontinental ballistic missiles has been completed in Ukraine by the State enterprise SPA (Scientific Production Association). The Pavlograd Chemical Plant (PCP) has fully completed the disposal of the second stages of the rockets, as was reported on 28 October during a press conference by the Director General of the enterprise, Leonid Shyman.

    According to him, the enterprise has disposed of 108, or 67% of the stages of …

  • Russia test fires Topol ballistic missile near Astrakhan

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s Strategic Missile Forces announced that a Topol RS-12M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile was successfully test fired on Wednesday. The warhead was launched from the Kapustin Yar test site in the Astrakhan region in southern Russia and hit its designated target at the Sari-Shagon test range in Kazakhstan.

    The RS-12M is Russia’s latest mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system.  The 45,000 kilogram, 20 meter long rocket has a range of 10,500 kilometers (6,50 …