Russia aims to 'modernise' its nuclear arsenal as they test launch new Ballistic missile RS-12M Topol

A Topol-M missile launcher drives in the Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Moscow, Moscow City, Russian Federation Nov 29, 2019, 05.11 PM (IST)

The Russian military is on a mission to upgrade its nuclear arsenal.They have now tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile called the RS-12M Topol.

True to its nature, the Kremlin has revealed very little details about the missile's potential.

The test was conducted at the Kapustin Yar military range in southern Russia and that the missile hit the designated target about 2,100 kilometres away in Kazakhstan.

The visuals of the launch offer an exciting view of the launch which took place at night.

The Topols have been a loyal servant of the Russian military and was inherited from the soviet union. The NATO calls it the SS-25 sickle.

The Kremlin is planning to commission modern and more mobile versions of the missile called the 'Topol-M' in the early 2020s, thereby replacing the older ones.

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The test was conducted at the Kapustin Yar military range in southern Russia and that the missile hit the designated target about 2,100 kilometres away in Kazakhstan.