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Russian Aerospace Forces Test Upgraded ABM System

The air and missile defence forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces have successfully conducted a new test launch of a modernised missile of the ABM system.

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News Release, 02 July 2019: At the Sary-Shagan test site (Republic of Kazakhstan), the air and missile defence forces of the Aerospace Forces successfully conducted a new test launch of a modernised missile of the Russian ABM system.

Commander of the anti-missile defence system formation Colonel Sergei Grabchuk stated that “after a series of tests, the new ABM system has proved its characteristics and successfully completed the task, engaging the target with a given accuracy”.

The anti-ballistic missile system is in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. It is designed to protect Moscow from air and space attacks.

[ Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation ]

ABM transporter positions missile in launch silo [© Russian Federation MoD]

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