Russia successfully test fires Topol ballistic missile

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Russian Strategic Missile Forces successfully test fired a single-warhead Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan Region in southern Russia on Saturday. The warhead hit a designated target at the Sari-Shagon test range in Kazakhstan. The RS-12M Topol is the predecessor of the Topol-M, with a maximum range of 10,000km (6,125 miles). It is capable of carrying a 550-kiloton nuclear weapon.