By Andrew Irumba & Agencies
The Russian Defence Ministry, on orders from no-nosense President Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday conducted a successful test launch of an Avangard missile from the Orenburg region, hitting a target in Kamchatka.
Putin arrived at the National Defence Control Centre and gave the command to start the tests. The launch was conducted by combat troops of the Strategic Missile Forces from the Dombarovsky launch facility [Orenburg region]. The missile hit a mock-up target at the Kura missile test range in Kamchatka.
“Putin went ahead to thank the creators of Avangard, the test participants and the Ministry of Defense for their excellent work,” Kremlin’s press-service reported.
The Kremlin noted that the capabilities of the Avangard missile ensure the successful penetration of all existing and prospective anti-missile defence systems.