The Russian anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defence system was successfully tested in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, said the Russian ministry of defence.
The top Russian military confirmed Russia got a new type of ABM defence system. It has successfully test-fired at the Sary-Shagan proving ground in Kazakhstan.
“The next launch was successfully carried out by a combat crew of the air and missile defense forces of the Aerospace Forces at the Sary-Shagan proving ground (Republic of Kazakhstan),” the ministry’s statement reads.
An exclusive video uploaded by the Russian MoD demonstrates the impressive moments of the missile’s tests.
As Sergei Grabchuk, Commander of Aerospace Force ABM Defence Formation, said, the new interceptor missile of the ABM system works perfectly. Following a series of tests when the combat teams successfully accomplished the task, the missile reliably confirmed its stated characteristics.
The new Russian missile is striking the notional target with the pre-set accuracy, Maj Gen Grabchuk added with pleasure.
Last time, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported about the test-launch of a new interceptor missile from the Sary-Shagan proving ground on July 2, 2019. The interceptor missile also successfully coped with its task, striking the notional target with the required accuracy.
With another successful launch, the ministry of defence proves that Russia’s ABM system operational in the Aerospace Force is designed to defend the country against strikes by a potential enemy’s aerospace attack weapons.