Combat crew of the strategic Missile forces launched from the landfill “Kapustin Yar” in Astrakhan region of Intercontinental ballistic missile complex “Topol”.
Training warhead missiles with a given accuracy struck conditional goal at the site “Sary-Shagan” in Kazakhstan. The defense Ministry reported that all assigned tasks to launch a ballistic missile was successfully implemented.
At this time, the residents of Chelyabinsk were able to observe a bright flash in the sky. Even put forward the version about explosion of an unknown space object. The luminous object hung in the sky for 1-2 minutes and then disappeared, and then began to disperse around the circles of smoke. Information about flash in the sky came also from Bashkortostan and Kurgan region.
⚡️⚡️⚡️В Уфе увидели «комету». На самом деле, это с полигона «Капустин Яр» в Астраханской области была запущена межконтинентальная баллистическая ракета подвижного грунтового ракетного комплекса «Тополь». По цели в Казахстане. pic.twitter.com/nWuJQd2ee1
— Александр Коц (@sashakots) November 28, 2019
“Topol” (NATO classification — “Hammer”, SS-25 “Sickle”) is a strategic mobile complex with a three-stage solid-fuel Intercontinental ballistic missile RT-2PM.
Developed by Moscow Institute of thermal technology ICBM “Topol-M” has a maximum firing range of more than 11 thousand km. the Missile is equipped with a warhead capacity of up to 1 MT. In the strategic missile forces are armed with ICBMs “Topol-M” in the shaft version, and the wheeled chassis in the embodiment of the mobile ground missile complex.