Brand new ICBM successfully passed the tests in Astrakhan

New ICBM was successfully tested in Astrakhan

Layout newest intercontinental ballistic missile successfully passed the tests at the site, "Kapustin Yar" in Astrakhan region, said the administration's press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging by SRF.

"October 24, 2012 at 22.28 Moscow time on combat crew Strategic Missile Forces mission in the central inter-municipal landfill" Kapustin Yar "in Astrakhan region conducted a successful test launch of the layout of the newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) c mobile launcher," — said in a statement .

The main goals and objectives of the launch is to obtain experimental data to validate the correctness of the design adopted by the IDB scientific, technical and technological solutions, performance testing and defining the technical characteristics of its systems and components, as well test parts of the combat equipment of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

According to the press service, the training of a missile struck up with this target conditional on the range "Sary-Shagan" in Kazakhstan, the goals have been achieved launch.

Rocket is created with the highest implementation and development of the existing backlogs and new technological solutions, acquired in the development of defense systems of the 5th generation, which significantly reduces the time and costs for its creation.

"It is planned that the brand new ICBM will strengthen the combat abilities of the strike group as part of the Strategic Missile Forces Strategic Nuclear Forces, including by increasing the capability of the systems to overcome missile defense," — said in a statement.

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