OREANDA-NEWS. The elimination of 18 intercontinental ballistic missiles Topol is planned to be carried out by the end of 2022. This follows from the materials of the state corporation Roscosmos published on the governmental public purchase website. 170 million roubles (about 2.27 million US dollars) are planned to be spent on the work connected to it.

At present, the Strategic Missile Forces of Russia are rearming, changing mobile missile systems Topol for complexes Yars. In December 2015, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergey Karakaev, announced that the Topol was planned to be used until the end of 2021.

The missile Topol was put into service in 1988. It is a cold-launched, three-stage, solid-propellant, silo-based or road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile. Its minimum range is estimated to be 2 thousand kilometres, the maximum is 10,5 thousand kilometres.