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SS-25 Sickle ICBM

Country of Origin: Russia


The SS-25 Sickle (Russian: RS-12M Topol [Poplar Tree]) is a fifth-generation, road-mobile, solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that carries only a single re-entry vehicle (RV). It has been tested with as many as four multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs).

While Russia claimed the SS-25 was a modernization of the RS-12 (NATO: SS-13 Savage) and thus within the requirements of the SALT II treaty, the design was actually based on the three-stage...

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