On December 24, 2004, the Strategic Rocket Forces conducted a successful test of the ground-mobile version of the Topol-M (SS-27) missile system. The missile was launched at 12:39 MSK (09:39 UTC) from the Plesetsk test site. The warhead reached the designated target at the Kura test site at Kamchatka Peninsula 13:03 MSK.
It was the fourth test of the mobile version of the Topol-M missile system, which completes its flight testing program. Deployment of the new system is scheduled to begin in 2006.