On October 24, 2012 at 22:28 MSK (18:28 UTC), the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful test launch of what was described as a "new intercontinental ballistic missile" from the Kapustin Yar test site The official representative of the Rocket Forces told the press that the missile was launched from a mobile launcher and that the inert missile warhead successfully reached its target at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. The representative also said that the purpose of the launch was "to obtain experimental data that would confirm correctness of the scientific-technical and technological decisions implemented during the development of the ICBM, to check the functioning of the missile and of its systems and components and to determine their technical characteristics, and also a test elements of a new combat payload of the ICBM."

It is not quite clear what this missile is. Most likely it is the same ICBM that was successfully tested in May 2012 and probably the same one that failed in a September 2011 test (both tests were done at Plesetsk). But we don't really know. It would be rather strange, even for Russia, to have two parallel solid-propellant ICBMs in development (and that in addition to the new liquid-fuel "heavy" ICBM). Not completely impossible, though.