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Russia successfully tests new air defense missile — media

April 02, 4:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The missile defense system is designed to protect Russia's capital from a limited nuclear strike by intercontinental ballistic missiles or accidental launches

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MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. A new Russian upgraded air defense missile has been successfully tested at Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan, the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported on Monday.

"A new modernized air defense interceptor missile has successfully accomplished its task hitting a hypothetical target at the stated time," the paper quotes Major General Andrei Prikhodko, Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ air and missile defense taskforce, as saying.

The Russian Aerospace Forces’ missile defense system is designed to protect Moscow from a limited nuclear strike by intercontinental ballistic missiles or accidental launches.

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