Russia tests new anti-missile system amid NATO tensions

The Russian armed announced Monday the successful research of a brand-new anti-missile projectile designed to help protect Moscow from any incoming threats.

The tests of interceptor missiles for the -A1 35 Anti-Ballistic Missile system were conducted at the Sary-Shagan site in Kazakhstan, according to the military.

The deputy commander of the Air and Space Defense Alliance, Andrei Prikhodko, told Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda the upgraded breeze security weapons are capable of catching single and various disturbs, including new generation intercontinental ballistic missiles.

“We have successfully test shot a new upgraded breath security missile, ” Prikhodko told the paper. “The missile’s tactical and technical properties regarding the straddle, accuracy and functional period are much higher compared to present-day weapons.”


Russian news organisation Sputnik News said the brand-new rockets will be added to the existing anti-ballistic missile organization that became operational in 1995 and is run by the Russian Aerospace Forces

The evaluations of the defense system come after Lithuania’s president said last week that Russia has positioned added nuclear-capable rockets in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on a permanent basis, with the president announcing the issue of missiles a danger to Europe.

The Russian armed handles a test of an upgraded air defense weapon in Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan. ( Ministry of Defense of Russia)

President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters after visiting NATO units in the central Lithuanian town of Rukla that “Iskander missiles are being stationed in Kaliningrad for permanent existence as we speak.” She announced it a threat not only to Lithuania but to “half of all European countries.”


The head of the Russian parliament’s security committee, Vladimir Shamanov, proved the missiles’ deployment in mentions carried by Russian story organizations. He lent the move was a response to a NATO buildup near Russia’s perimeters, with the number of U.S. weapons in Poland a specific irritation to Moscow.

The high-precision Iskander missiles deployed in Kaliningrad can be fitted with a conventional or a nuclear warhead and have a range of up to 500 310 miles. In the past, Moscow deployed them to Kaliningrad temporarily for military drills.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

Lithuania’s president says Russia has distributed additional nuclear-capable missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on a permanent basis, calling it a threat to Europe. ( AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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