Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Russia tests a Topol missile

Last Thursday, August 28, 2008 the Strategic Rocket Forces conducted a successful launch of a Topol (SS-25) missile. You can find details – as usual – at Pavel’s Russian Forces Blog. It comes to no surprise that the missile was touted to be equipped with a “new warhead to penetrate strong missile defenses”.

Russian President Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plainly said that the test was “a direct response to harsh, unreasonable actions by NATO countries”. Another indicator for this is that it came as the European Union warned that it would consider trade and travel restrictions against Russia when its 27 leaders meet on Monday.

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