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Russian Missile Hits Target After 25 Years on Standby

The intercontinental ballistic missile RS-18 Stiletto was launched by Russia on Thursday from a silo in Kazakhstan and hit its designated target on a Pacific peninsula, a military spokesman said. The missile also known as SS-19 blasted off from Russia’s Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at around 11:30 a.m. local time, Space Forces official Colonel Alexei Kuznetsov said in a statement quoted by AP. The missile hit its target on Kamchatka about 25 minutes later. Kuznetsov said the launch tested the missile’s tactical and technical characteristics, as well as its performance after being on standby for 25 years. Full Story

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