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Russia Confirms Anti-Satellite Weapon System Test

Library image of General of the Army Sergei Shoigu [© Russian Federation MoD]

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has confirmed the successful test of an anti-satellite weapon system.

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Press Release, Moscow, 18:15, 16 November 2021: Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu confirmed the successful test of the anti-satellite system, answering journalists’ questions during a working trip to the troops of the Western Military District in Voronezh Region.

“We’ve really tested a successful forward-looking system. It hit the old satellite,” the head of the military department said. Sergei Shoigu added that the resulting fragments do not pose any threat to space activities.

Source: Russian Federation MoD Directorate of Media Service and Information

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