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10:25 AM, June 17, 2017
Russia Tests Missile Interceptor In Kazakhstan
Russia Test Missile Interceptor In Kazakhstan

Russian military personnel has carried out a launch of a missile interceptor Friday from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan.

On Friday, June 16, a joint crew of Russia’s air and missile defense force and representatives of the manufacturer tested a missile interceptor. It was part of the effort to improve Russia’s missile defense system, Tass reported Friday.

"The missile interceptor coped with its task and hit the target," the news release quotes the deputy commander of an operational air and missile defense unit, Andrei Prikhodko said.

The missile defense protects Moscow and the central industrial region from ballistic missiles. Further, it monitors air and outer space to issue an early warning in case of a missile attack.

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