Tests of the new short-range missiles of the Russian missile defense system will be held in the next two or three years. This was announced by head of the department of combat algorithms of antimissile defense, Colonel Ilgar Tagiyev, reports Interfax.
Tests will be held at the Sary-Shagan training ground.
"Every year at the Sary-Shagan take place 1-2 launch of missiles to verify their performance characteristics. And in the next two or three years there will be tests of a new generation of missiles, which were created in Russia," he said .
At the same time, he stressed that number of launches in the Sary-Shagan the next few years will increase by several times, including those by tests of new products.
Talking about the means of interception, which today are in service, Tagiyev said that they do not have analogues in the world.
"Suffice to say that the speed of its (missile) flight is not less than 3 km/s, which exceeds the speed of a bullet a few times," he added.
Earlier it was reported that Russia in 2014 after the escape of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych has prepared 80-thousand army to invade mainland Ukraine.