On June 9, the mixed crew of the Sary-Shagan firing range of Strategic Missile Forces (SMF), Aerospace Defence Forces (ADF) and representatives of military industry at 08:32 (GMT) successfully launched short-range missile of the Russian Missile Defence System.
The goal was to check the characteristics of this type of missiles used by ADF.
The Deputy Commander of the ADF General Lieutenant Sergei Lobov mentioned that “the missile successfully hit the target within the assigned time limits”.
On June 9, 2015 the Air and Space Defense Forces successfully tested a short-range interceptor of the A-135 missile defense system, which is deployed around Moscow. The interceptor, apparently 53T6, known as Gazelle, was launched at 11:32 MSK and is said to have successfully reach its target. The test was supported by the Sary-Shagan crews of the Strategic Rocket Forces and industry representatives.
Previous test of the interceptor took place during the command and control exercise in May 2014.