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Russia Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

On April 26, Russia announced it had successfully test fired an anti-ballistic missile interceptor. The test took place at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. While Russia’s Ministry of Defense declined to name the missile, the weapon appeared to be a 53T6M, a replacement for the 53T6 “Gazelle” interceptors used in Moscow’s A-135 missile defense...

Air Force Intercepts Missile with Hypervelocity Projectile

On September 3, the U.S. Air Force demonstrated its Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), a protocol for managing information flow between the services’ sensors and weapons. In the test conducted at White Sands Missile Range, Army and Navy artillery successfully downed a cruise missile target with a guided hypervelocity projectile, a first for the services....