On June 7, 2012 the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful test launch of a Topol/SS-25 ICBM. The launch took place at 21:39 MSK (17:39 UTC) toward the Sary-Shagan test site.

According to a Rocket Forces representative, the launch was used to confirm the characteristics of the Topol missile, to test various measurement systems, and to further test new combat payload of ICBMs.

Normally, in test flights from Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan Russia tests new warheads and various missile defense countermeasures. The most recent test of this kind took place in September 2011.