Russian military celebrate 30th anniversary of the missile complex Topol

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Russia’s strategic missile forces conducted drills in Moscow region to mark the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the iconic Topol missile system. The exercises showcased a unique innovative system capable of extracting missile fuel “from thin air.”

Russian strategic missile forces began major drills on Tuesday in the city of Serpukhov, located some 90 kilometers from Moscow. Drone footage shot by RT’s RUPTLY video agency shows the columns of KamAZ trucks and missile launchers.

The exercises in the region surrounding Russia’s capital were centered on Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles. Scenarios practiced during the drills included responding to a terrorist attack, and entering a chemically contaminated area. The troops were also required to activate operational launchers as quickly as possible, and had to deal with a malfunction of one of the launcher’s wheels.

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