On December 27, 2013 the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful test launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile from the Kapustin Yar test site. The launch took place at 21:30 MSK (17:30 UTC). The warhead was reported to have successfully reached its target at the Sary Shagan test site.

Flights from Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan are most likely used to test new combat payload for new ICBMs. Previous launch of this kind took place in October 2013.