Russian Aerospace Defense Forces (ADF) have successfully tested the short-range anti-ballistic missile at Sary Shagan (Kazakhstan) shooting ground, Lenta.ru reports.
According to the official representative of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) on ADF, Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin, the missile was launched at 12:01 Moscow time. The testing was carried out in order to confirm the characteristics of the anti-ballistic missiles used by Russian anti-ballistic missile system. The missile hit the target at the designated time.
The representative of MoD did not specify the exact designation of the missile. The testing of 53T6 missile was held at Sary Shagan shooting ground in December 2011. 53Т6 missile is a part of А-135 "Аmur" anti-ballistic missile system, deployed around Moscow. А-135 includes Don-2N cm-band radar, 68 anti-ballistic missiles (53Т6) and 32 missiles (51Т6).
53Т6 missile is able to hit targets at the range of 80 km and the altitude of 30 km.