On April 26, Russian military has successfully test-launched a new anti-ballistic missile A-235 PL-19 Nudol. The trial took place at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan.
According to Major General Sergei Grabchuk, commander of the anti-missile defence unit of the Aerospace Forces, the anti-ballistic missile accurately hit its target.
A-235 PL-19 Nudol picked up speed of more than three kilometers per second. The defence shield aims to take out incoming enemy missiles at a range of up to 250 miles, and an altitude of 31 miles.
🇷🇺The #Russia|n military conducted a test launch of a new anti-missile missile defense system at a site in #Kazakhstan.
The missile is speculated to be the 14Ts033 “Nudol” which can intercept inter-continental ballistic missile as well as knock down satellites in low earth orbit. pic.twitter.com/F4qOOLviWc
— 🆁🅰🅶🅴🆇 (@theragex) April 26, 2021
Nudol wass designed by state-owned arms company Almaz-Antey. It is aimed at carrying conventional or nuclear warheads. “Nudol” can intercept inter-continental ballistic missile as well as knock down satellites in low earth orbit.
The development of a mobile launcher and a transport vehicle as part of the Nudol project began in the 2010s. The new anti-missile system should replace the A-135 “Amur” defense system deployed in Moscow suburbs.
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