Russia Has a New Giant Anti-Ballistic Interceptor Missile (That Works)
The US is spending tons of money on this, but it seems as if it's actually Russia with its vast experience in building great air defenses that is in the lead here. But let's not fool ourselves, this technology is still in its infancy and can not be relied on for safety.
On November 24th, a newly introduced Russian interceptor missile successfully hit a mock target. @DFRLab previously reported on Russia flexing its offensive nuclear capabilities, this time the improvements are defensive. The PRS-1M interceptor missile is the newest addition to the A-135 anti-ballistic missile system (NATO reporting name: ABM-3) guarding Moscow. @DFRLab took a deeper look into the new Russian missile and its capabilities.
Russian MoD (Ministry of Defense) readout the new missile’s successful test on November 24th via the official website. The post included video footage of the actual missile testing, which provided a glimpse into the training grounds where these tests took place.