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Russian Army test-fires ‘brand-new’ air defense missile in Kazakhstani desert (VIDEO)

Russian Army test-fires ‘brand-new’ air defense missile in Kazakhstani desert (VIDEO)
Moscow has successfully tested its new interceptor missile in a desert in Central Asia as the nation’s army prepares to receive next-generation S-500 Prometey air defense systems.

The test took place at Sary Shagan testing range in central Kazakhstan, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The military did not specify what type of missile was used, saying only that its launcher is already in service.

The “new interceptor missile… had proven its characteristics and successfully completed its task by striking the target,” said Pavel Kuzmin, spokesperson for the air defense and anti-ballistic command.

Moscow has conducted several missile tests in recent months, with the last one taking place in early June.

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The army remained tight-lipped about the details of the tests but mentioned earlier that Russia’s next-generation long-range air defense missile system S-500 Prometey (Prometheus) had completed its trials and went into production for the troops.

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