On September 30, 2019, the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful launch of a silo-based Topol-M (SS-27) missile. The missile was launched from the Yuzhnaya-2 silo at the Plesetsk test site, the warhead was said to have reached its target at the Kura site in Kamchatka. According to the official statement, the purpose of the launch was "to confirm stability of flight and technical characteristics of ICBMs of this type."

Previous launch of a silo-based Topol-M missile, which reportedly took place on 17 October 2018, was unsuccessful. There was also a successful launch in January 2017.