Russia Tests Short-Range Anti-Missile System

CHINA-TAIYUAN-METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE-LAUNCH (CN)Russian Air Force has tested a new short-range anti-ballistic missile system, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on June 21.

The launch took place in Kazakhstan. “We successfully completed the task, hitting the target at the scheduled time,” said Aerospace Force Air Defense Chief Viktor Gumyonny.

“At 7:00 a.m. [4:00GMT] Tuesday, June 21, anti-missile and anti-aircraft forces of the Aerospace Forces together with industry representatives successfully test-fired a short-range antimissile system of the Russian missile shield at the Sary-Shagan testing ground,” Sputnik reports.

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