Russian Military Test-Launch Short-Range Interceptor Missile

21 June 2016

A joint combat squad of the Sary Shagan missile testing ground, air defense and antimissile missile defense branches of the Russian Aerospace Force, and defense industry experts held a successful test launch of an organic short-range interceptor missile, the information department of the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The test launch took place at 07:00 hours Moscow Standard Time (05:00 hours UTC).

"The purpose of the launch was to trial-test the combat characteristics of the antimissile missiles the Russian Aerospace Force has on its tables of organization," the report said.


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