Russia successfully tests missile with new warhead

Russia successfully tested its Topol strategic missile with a new warhead designed to breach missile shields, Russian news agencies reported, citing the defence ministry.

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

Moscow: Russia on Saturday successfully tested its
Topol strategic missile with a new warhead designed to breach
missile shields, Russian news agencies reported, citing the
defence ministry.

"The experimental warhead of the missile hit the
designated target with high precision at the testing site on
Kamchatka peninsula," a spokesman for the strategic rocket
forces told the Interfax news agency.

The Topol intercontinental missile used has been
operational for 23 years and was being tested to check its
durability in extended use, the spokesman said.

The missile was fired from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the
northwestern Arkhangelsk region to its target area around
6,000 kilometres (3,730 miles) to the east.

PTI