On December 24, 2015 at 20:55 MSK (17:55 UTC) the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile from the Kapustin Yar test site. According to the official statement, the purpose of the launch was "to test new combat payload for future ICBMs." The warhead was said to have successfully reached its target at the Sary-Shagan test range.

This is the third Topol launch from Kapustin Yar in 2015. The previous ones took place in August 2015 and November 2015.