The Russian Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno-Kosmicheskiye Sily, VKS) conducted another successful test of a new ballistic missile of the Russian missile defense system at the Sary-Shagan firing range in Republic of Kazakhstan. The Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) system is in service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. It is designed to protect Moscow from air and space attacks. The previous test launch of a new ballistic missile was conducted in late October on the same testing ground.
During the event, Lieutenant General Andrei Demin, commander of the 1st Army of Special Air and Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence of the Aerospace Troops, said that the new anti-missile missile defence system after a series of tests had reliably confirmed the inherent characteristics, and the combat crews successfully completed the task, hitting a mock target with a given accuracy.