Russia has successfully launched an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile 72510163

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Russia has successfully launched an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force has successfully test-fired an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Orenburg Region in the south Urals at a practice range on Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
     
Russia has successfully launched an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile The RS-18 ICBM missile after its launch
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"At 11:58 a.m. Moscow time [08:58 GMT], an RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from the position area of the Yasnensky missile formation [the Orenburg Region]. The launch has been a success and the warhead has been delivered to the area of the Kura combat field [Kamchatka Peninsula]," the Defense Ministry said.

The launch was aimed at confirming the stability of the flight and technical characteristics of these missiles, the Defense Ministry said.

Developed by the Chelomei Design Bureau, the RS-18 is a silo-based, liquid-propellant missile, which together with the RS-16 (SS-17) and RS-20 (SS-18) comprises the fourth generation of Russian strategic missiles. The missile is capable of carrying up to six warheads (550 kiloton warheads).
     
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