Russia Test-fired Upgraded Air Defence Missile

Russia Test-fired Upgraded Air Defence Missile 12 February, 2018

The Russian military test-fired an upgraded air defence missile at the firing range Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan, Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Monday.

According to the newspaper, the deputy commander of Aerospace Forces’ air and missile defence task force Andrei Prikhodko said the missile’s tactical and technical characteristics regarding the range, precision and operational lifetime were significantly higher compared to present-day weapons. The new, upgraded air defence missile is capable of intercepting single and multiple strikes, including with the use of new generation intercontinental ballistic missiles, he added.

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