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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

SS-24 Successor Tested

MOSCOW () -- Russia has tested a new modified solid-fuel long-range silo-based rocket, the Topol-M, which is to replace the SS-24 Scalpel, a Strategic Forces official said Friday.

According to Vladimir Krivomazov, the new rocket, launched last month from the Plisetsk testing range, will be deployed in 1996. The rocket has a range of more than 10,000 kilometers