At 13:38 MSK (09:38 UTC) the Rocket Forces launched a Topol/SS-25 missile from the Plesetsk test site toward the Kura test range in Kamchatka. The missile successfuly reached its target.
According to the Rocket Forces representative, the goal of the launch was to confirm characteristics of the currently deployed Topol missiles. It was also reported that the Rocket Forces considers extending the service life of the Topol missiles to 23 years. This number has already been mentioned after a successful test launch in November 2005.