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Missile Forces Fire Inter-Continental Ballistic Rocket

Moscow ITAR-TASS 10 Oct 95

MOSCOW, October 10 (ITAR-TASS) -- Russian missile forces fired an inter-continental ballistic rocket today in progress of their command and staff exercises. The exercises, which were conducted between October 4 and 10, drilled control of Russian strategic nuclear forces. ITAR-TASS was told in the press centre of missile forces that the RS-12M Topol rocket blasted off from the testing ground of the Plesetsk space port. Missile force commander Colonel-General Igor Sergeyev told ITAR-TASS that the rocket hit the target with exquisite precision. Sergeyev said the exercises were to check the level of combat readiness of duty personnel and missiles of the strategic nuclear forces, and technical reliability of the Topol booster carrying the RS-12M rocket. All tasks of the exercises have been successfully fulfilled, Sergeyev said.

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