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Monday, April 24, 2017

Russian antimissile missile defense system successfully hit the target

The Russian military has successfully tested missiles short-range missile defense system, said the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation. The tests were on the ground Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan.

The launch was made at 07:00 GMT the joint combat crew of the Sary-Shagan troops and missile defense Air and space forces (VKS) and industry representatives, reports TASS.

The purpose of starting — confirmation of tactical and technical characteristics of the missile defense system in service with the VCS, noted in the press service of the defense Ministry.

For the testing was observed by the commander of the air defense and missile defense, Deputy commander of the VKS Lieutenant General Victor gumenny. He noted that “the antimissile system of missile defense in the course of the tests completed the task successfully struck conditional goal at the set time”.

The tests were performed on the background of US plans to deploy elements of a missile defense system in Eastern Europe, said RIA Novosti. The first set has already earned the former air base Deveselu in southern Romania, a second similar object is laid in the village of redzikowo in Poland.

Missile short-range missile defense system in Moscow A-135 “Cupid” is a high-speed solid 53T6 interceptor, designed to attack ballistic targets within the atmosphere. Equipped with high-explosive or nuclear warhead.

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