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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Topol-M Missile Test

Russia on Wednesday conducted a second new test of its Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile, heralded by the military as the country’s nuclear deterrent for the 21st century.

The Topol-M, referred to as SS-27 by NATO, was fired from a mobile missile launcher from Plesetsk in northern Russia to a target on the distant Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East, Interfax reported.

The test, the 12th in total, was carried out a day after a Topol-M was successfully fired on the same trajectory out of a silo. The Topol-M was given final approval earlier this year as part of Russia’s arsenal.