Contents tagged with Topol

  • Russian Topol ballistic missile flies six times less than expected

    During a test launch of the Russian Topol Intercontinental ballistic missile, the missile flew only 2 thousand kilometers, instead of the declared 12 thousand kilometers of maximum range. The launch was carried out from the territory of the Kapustin Yar rocket launch site to the Sary Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan.

    It is unknown why the Intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched from the territory of the Kapustin Yar test site was tested at a relatively short flight distance. …

  • Russia conducts Topol-M ballistic missile launch

    Russia carried out a combat training launch of the intercontinental Topol-M ballistic missile. The purpose of the missile launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome was to confirm the flight performance of the missile system, reported the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the Ministry, "the combat unit arrived at the specified landing point on the Kamchatka Peninsula."

    Washington and NATO believe that the Russian Federation violated the INF Treaty with the 9M729 missile, capable of hitting …

  • Russia considers launching satellites with Topol ballistic missiles

    Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos has stated on its website that it’s looking at ways of resuming satetlitev launches using the Start-1 class rocket which is  designed based on the Topol intercontinental ballistic missile.

    On January 28, Roscosmos commission arrived at Vostochny Cosmodrome led by Alexander Lopatin, Executive Director for Quality and Reliability Assurance of Roscosmos.

    It is reported that Roskosmos’s experts also studied the plausible construction sites of ground infrastructure …

  • Russia considers launching satellites using ballistic missiles

    Russia is once again considering a project to use RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to launch satellites into space, RIA Novosti reports.

    “The rocket and space sector has returned to consideration of a project to convert decommissioned Topol ICBMs in order to use them in the space program – to create light carrier rockets based on them,” a source in the military space sector told the news agency.

    The Russian Defense Ministry has begun replacing Topols with the more …

  • Russia conducts exercise to break through enemy’s air defense system with Topol ballistic missile

    The Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN) have conducted tests of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), RIA Novosti New Agency reports quoting Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

    The launch of the missile, as specified by the Ministry, was made from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan region. "The goal of the launch was to test advanced ballistic missile warheads," the Ministry explained. The missile with the experimental warhead "hit the hypothetical target with specified …

  • Russia begins exercises of Strategic Missile Forces

    Russia has begun drills for the strategic missile forces. 11 regiments of the Topol, Topol-M and Yars missile systems have been brought out to the combat patrol routes, the Russian Defense Ministry press service announced.

    The patrolling will take place from the Tver to the Irkutsk province. During the exercises, a third of the regiments will carry out intensive maneuvers.

    “In addition to the tasks and introductions relating to bringing the units to various levels of combat readiness, as well …

  • 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 …