On October 28, 2010, the Strategic Rocket Forces performed a successful test launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile from the Plesetsk test site. The missile launch took place at 13:59 MSK (09:59UTC).

A representative of the Rocket Forces was quoted as saying that the missile was manufactured in 1987 and had remained in service until August 2007. The launch allowed the Rocket Forces to extend service life of the remaining Topol missiles to 23 years from the current 21 years. Missiles of this type were deployed in 1985-1992, so they will be withdrawn from service around 2015.