RS-18 missile launching
Moscow, October 22, 2008 - Russian Strategic Missile Forces have successfully launched at 13.10 Moscow time on October 22 an RS-18 (Stiletto) intercontinental ballistic liquid-fuelled missile from the Baikonur space airfield in Kazakhstan.
RS-18 missile complexes are currently in service with the SMF in Tatishchevsk and Kozelsk missile formations.
The launch confirmed the decision to extend the service life of RS-18 missile complex.
Russian SMF extended the service life of the RS-18 missile to 31 years.
The missile has a combat range exceeding 9,600 km and is considered to be highly reliable.