The commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, Sergei Karakayev, speaking to RVSN veterans today announced that service life of Topol missiles will be extended to 25 years and the missiles might stay in service until 2019.

The numbers suggest that the Topol missiles were deployed in 1994. I always though that it was 1992, but it may we be that some were deployed as late as 1994. The last time service life of Topol was extended after a launch on October 28, 2010, to 23 years. After the most recent Topol launch that took place in September 2011, the Rocket Forces announced that it "confirmed" the 23-year service life.