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Russia test-fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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Russia successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Tuesday, Fox News confirmed.

The Strategic Rocket Forces launched an RS-12M Topol missile from a region near the Caspian Sea, successfully hitting its target in Kazakhstan.

Defense officials told Fox News the test was "not unexpected" and that "START treaty notification occurred."

Russia is required under the START treaty to notify the U.S. of such tests.

Officials did not say how much notice Russia gave.

Earlier this year, the Russian military had announced plans to test around 70 types of rocket and missile weaponry, according to an RIA report.

The tests include about 300 launches of rockets, missiles and aerial drones, according to the report.

The military plans to conduct these tests in southern Russia at the Kapustin Yar range, an area known for tests of tactical ballistic missiles, air defense systems and multiple-launch rocket systems, RIA reported.

Fox News' Justin Fishel and Reuters contributed to this report.


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