Russia successfully test-launches defense shield anti-missile


Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have successfully test-launched a short-range anti-missile of the country’s missile defense shield, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

“The launch was aimed at confirming the performance characteristics of missile defense shield anti-missiles operational in the Aerospace Defense Forces,” the ministry said.

Aerospace Defense Forces Deputy Commander, Lieu.Gen. Sergey Lobov who arrived at the firing range to control the launch preparations and the test-launch said that “during the tests that were held, an anti-missile of the missile defense shield successfully accomplished its task and destroyed a simulated target at the designated time.”


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