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Russia test-fires new Topol-M missile

MOSCOW, June 7 (KUNA) -- Russian military announced Thursday they have successfully test-fired a new version of the Topol-M series codenamed RS-12M.
The rocket, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), was fired from a military base in southeast Russia, Interfax news agency quoted military sources as saying.
The missile hit its target in Kazakhstan republic in central Asia precisely.
The new generation of the Topol-M family aims to counter the US-developed missile shield system being deployed in Western countries. It will be the mainstay of the Russian Strategic Missile Troops, according to the report. (end) as.gb KUNA 080113 Jun 12NNNN