In 2024, the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces) of Russia will completely abandon the operation of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The term for the termination of the use of military ICBM data was named by the source TASS in the military-industrial complex.
“It is planned that in 2024 the ‘extreme’ Topol ICBM will be removed from the Strategic Missile Forces’ armament. The Topol ICBMs that have served their service life are now being replaced by Yars ICBMs with a multiple warhead, ”the source said.
In the future, the military RS-12M “Topol”, which are carriers of nuclear weapons, will be converted into civilian missiles “Start-1”.
The strategic missile system RT-2PM (RS-12M) “Topol” with a solid-propellant three-stage rocket 15Zh58 was adopted in 1988. An ICBM with a launch weight of 45 tons is capable of throwing about a ton of combat load at a distance of up to 11 thousand kilometers. The standard load of 15Ж58 missiles is a 550 kiloton nuclear warhead.