Russia test-fires intercontinental missile | Special Coverage | Reuters
Seems the Cold War has returned, complete with nuclear arms.
The missile's range covers all of Western Europe.Russia has extended the highly mobile Topol's use way past the 10-year guaranteed operational life set by the manufacturer. It is designed to pierce anti-missile defense systems such as those that the United States has said it wants to build in Eastern Europe.
The RS-12M Topol, called the SS-25 Sickle by NATO, has a maximum range of 10,000 km (6,125 miles) and can carry one 550-kiloton warhead.