Russia tests upgraded anti-ballistic missile (VIDEO)

The Russian Air Force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its missile defense system, firing off a modernized anti-ballistic missile from a testing facility in Kazakhstan.

The missile was test-fired on Thursday from the Sary Shagan testing range located in the steppe of Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. 

Though the Defense Ministry did not disclose the type of the missile, it released a spectacular video showing the cylindrical projectile being transported on a heavy truck and then uploaded into a silo, the RT reported.

"The anti-ballistic missile followed the flight plan and successfully hit a mock target," Colonel Andrey Prikhodko of the Russian Air Force said. The officer did not elaborate on the test, but said all objectives of the test "have been completed in full".

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