Russia successfully tests interceptor missile that travels 2.5 miles per second

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Russia says it has successfully tested a new interceptor missile designed to fend off attacks.

A tweet from the countrys Ministry of Defence showed off video it said was from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan.

The video shows the interceptor shooting up in a blaze of flames and smoke.

Russia didnt name the new missile, but it is believed to be the PRS-1M interceptor missile, crucial to protecting Moscow and other strategic sites in the region from potential incoming NATO or other enemy missiles.



Another test-launch of a new Russian interceptor missile was successfully conducted,” said the countrys defence ministry.

After a series of trials, the new interceptor missile confirmed its characteristics and successfully completed the task by striking an assigned
target with precision.

На полигоне Сары-Шаган (Республики Казахстан) боевым расчетом войск противовоздушной и противоракетной обороны ВКС успешно проведен очередной испытательный пуск новой ракеты российской системы противоракетной обороны (ПРО)#Минобороны #ВКС #ПРО #Казахстан #СарыШаган

— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) June 4, 2019

This new missile is a development of the older 53T6 which previously flew several Read More – Source

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