The second test launch of the new anti-missile PRS-1M in Sary-Shagan
As reported by the Department of Information and Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on February 12, 2018, a new test missile of the Russian missile defense system ).
The deputy commander of the Air and Space Defense Alliance, Colonel Andrei Prikhodko, during the event, said that "the new modernized anti-missile defense system successfully accomplished the task and struck the conventional target with the specified accuracy." Test launch of the new anti-missile PRS-1M (53T6M) developed by JSC Experimental Design Bureau Novator (Ekaterinburg, part of the Almaz-Antei Concern AVO) from the multi-channel firing complex 5M60P Amur-P. Sary-Shagan, 12.02.2018 (c) Ministry of Defense of Russia
The missile defense system is equipped with an air defense and anti-missile defense unit of the Air and Space Forces, and is designed to protect the city of Moscow from air and space attack strikes, as well as to carry out tasks in the interests of missile attack warning systems and control of outer space.
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According to the known information, the second test launch of the new PRS-1M (53T6M) anti-ballistic missile from completely new production of the JSC Novator Experimental Design Bureau (Ekaterinburg, part of the Almaz-Antei Concern OJSC) which is a counter-missile near the echelon of the new missile defense system in Moscow and the Central Industrial Area A-235 (RTC-181M, Rocket Aircraft-M). The first launch of the PRS-1M (53T6M) antimissile completely new production was carried out in Sary-Shagan on November 23, 2017.
The ABM A-235 (RTC-181M) system is a modernization of the missile defense system of Moscow and the Central Industrial Area A-135 (RTC-181), which was deployed back in the 1980s, accepted for experimental joint operation in December 1990 and engaged in combat duty with February 1992.
The development of the upgraded version of the A-135 ABM system was set by the same Resolution of the CPSU Central Committee and USSR Council of Ministers No. 585-119 of June 7, 1978, which determined the deployment of the A-135 system. The main developer was the Scientific Research Institute of Radio Instrument Engineering (NIIRP, Moscow).
On January 31, 1991, the Ministry of Defense of the USSR concluded with the NIIRP State Contract No. 406/1591 for carrying out the Aircraft-M R & D on the modernization of the A-135 anti-missile defense system, expanding the combat capabilities of the A-135 system part of the increase in the far boundary of the zone of destruction, increasing the maneuverability of anti-missiles, as well as equipping anti-missiles with a new warhead. According to the Decree of the President of Russia of February 17, 1995, No. 163 NIIRP (since 2002 - as part of the Alaz-Antei Air Defense Concern, since 2010 - as part of PJSC "NPO Almaz" in JSC Concern VKO Almaz-Antey ") was identified as the main enterprise for the modernization and upgrading of the missile defense system in Moscow - the RTC-181 system and the creation of the RTC-181M system." A.Basistov was the general designer for the A-235 system (RTC-181M), since 1998. - B Vinogradov.
Designed for use as a short-range missile interceptor in the A-235 system of the PRS-1M (53T6M) anti-ballistic missile, is the upgrading of the A-135 system's PRS-1 (53T6) short-range antimissile.
The first launch of the modernized anti-missile system PRS-1M (53T6M) equipped with a new engine was made in Sary-Shagan on December 20, Then, the production of the PRS-1M (53T6M) anti-ballistic missile was completely new, and by now two launches of new missiles have already been carried out.
Test launches of anti-missiles are carried out in Sary-Shagan from the multi-channel firing complex (MKSK) 5Zh60P "Amur-P".