Russia conducted a successful test of a new anti-ballistic missile or ABM defense system, reports Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. The tests were held at the Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan.
"The new, modernized, ABM defense system successfully accomplished the task and struck the target at the set time," informed the Deputy Commander the Aerospace Defense Forces Branch of the Russian Federation, Colonel Andrey Prikhodko.
The missile defense system is in the arsenal of the Aerospace Forces Branch of the Russian Federation, designed to protect Moscow against air and space attack strikes. It also performs tasks for missile attack warning systems and control of outer space.
The General Staff of the Russian Federation Armed Forces stated earlier that they had underestimated the US missile defense system. The new anti-missile tests could be their latest move to address this perceived imbalance.