Russia Tested Modernised Missile of the Anti-Ballistic Missile System

A new video released Tuesday by the defence ministry shows the test firing of an unnamed modernised missile of the Russian ABM [Anti-Ballistic Missile] system.

The defence ministry has remained mum on the nature and specifications of the new weapon, only confirming that the test was successful.

The footage, shot at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, shows the missile blasting off at blistering speed.

Some internet users speculating that it was in fact an upgraded A-135 anti-ballistic missile, a defensive system designed to intercept various classes of enemy nuclear warheads, but also various other airborne targets if necessary.


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