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Topol-M1  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 96
Also Known As: MZKT-79221 Poplar-M, RT-2UTTKh and SS-27A Sickle C
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Votkinsk Plant
Parent System: RT-2PM2
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: 170
Family Members: Topol-M
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Description: The Topol-M1, Western designation SS-27A, is a road-mobile version of single-warhead Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) mounted on a Transporter Erector and Launcher (TEL) all-terrain vehicle. The Topol-M1 is intended as a replacement for the Soviet era SS-25 road-mobile ICBM with the Russian Strategic Forces expected to deploy 50 such missiles by 2015. The Russians claim that the new road-mobile missile is more survivable than its predecessor, SS-25, because it uses a new camouflage scheme that is harder to detect even from space.

On December 24, 2004, Russian press reported that the road-mobile Topol-M1 variant was being tested by Russian strategic forces successfully. The new version was originally scheduled for deployment in 2005. Finally, the new missile system was deployed within the Russian Strategic Forces beginning in late 2006. Up to three nuclear warheads could be assigned to each road-mobile Topol-M1 missile to lengthen the odds of penetrating missile defenses (ABM), which are a major concern for Russian military.

According to 2008 reports, the Russian Strategic Forces Command was planning to equip all existing Topol-M ICBMs with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) in the next two or three years, by 2011. In addition to its evasive maneuvers capability to avoid a kill by missile defense, Topol-M carries countermeasure systems and decoys and are shielded against radiation, electromagnetic pulses, nuclear blasts, and have been designed to survive a hit from any form of laser technology.

Topol-M1 Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 3
Dimensions
Diameter: 1,950 millimeter (77 inch)
Length: 22.7 meter (894 inch)
Performance
CEP: 200 meter
Max Range: 11,500 kilometer (6,210 nautical mile)
Weight
Weight: 47,200 kilogram (104,056 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Topol-M1 News

There are 5 news between
30 Nov 2010 and 18 Apr 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013Russian Strategic Forces to Field Yars-M ICBM by the End of 2013
Friday, December 14, 2012Russia Might Develop Precision Conventional ICBM Option
Friday, June 1, 2012New Russian Ballistic Missile Ground Carriers to Cover Tracks and Provide Enhanced Camouflage
Sunday, December 5, 2010Russia Topol ICBM Hits Target at Firing Range in Kazakhstan
Tuesday, November 30, 2010Russian Strategic Missile Forces to Cease Production of Topol-M in Favor of RS-24 ICBM

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia96
YearHoldings
202096
201796
Jun 201318three battalions (6x3) road-mobile missiles
Jun 201018three battalions (6x3) road-mobile missiles
200815two battalions (6x2) and one battalion equipped with 3 road-mobile missiles
20079
20063

Grand Total 961
 
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