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Russia-tested secret interceptor missile capable of shooting down satellites at very high altitudes

The secret Russian interceptor missile, tested last week, is capable of shooting down satellites at altitudes of hundreds of kilometers.

A few days ago, the Russian military successfully tested the latest interceptor missile, which, according to NATO experts, is capable of destroying military spacecraft at high altitudes. The missile tests were carried out at the Sary-Shagan test site (Kazakhstan) and were demonstrated by the Russian defense department. Due to the secrecy of the latest development, the Russian Ministry of Defense did not provide any data on this score, noting, meanwhile, that the test launch was successful.

In turn, Western experts expressed very serious concern about the successful tests of the latest rocket, believing that in addition to intercepting ballistic missiles, the latest Russian development (and this is confirmed by the rapid acceleration of the rocket since its launch) is capable of successfully shooting down American spacecraft, which poses a great threat for NATO.

“The US has previously warned of such Russian technological breakthroughs. The last test of the Russian missile took place after ten days of insane war games in four separate theaters of war. ", - the British edition of "The Sun" cites the statement of experts.

To what extent the experts' arguments correspond to reality is still unknown. Earlier it was reported that the modernized missile defense system of Russia is really capable of fighting military spacecraft. In this case, the height of the destruction of satellites can reach 300-400 kilometers.

The modernized 53T6 interceptor missile has a maximum interception height of less than 100 km. It's atmospheric. What satellites? To intercept satellites, special anti-satellite missiles are being developed. The long-range anti-missile for the A-235 will receive anti-satellite functions. SAM 77N6-N1 for the S-500 will be able to shoot down low-orbit satellites.