The American television channel CNBC, citing two sources familiar with the report of the American intelligence community, reported that on December 23, 2018, Russia conducted another successful test of the anti-satellite intercept missile of the promising anti-missile and anti-space defense system VKO Almaz-Antey ‘. In the US Department of Defense, the Nudol complex is assigned the symbol PL-19 (‘ PL ‘is the index of missile systems originally tested from Plesetsk).
The processed image, presumably, of the long-range mobile launcher P222 (product 14TS033) of the advanced Nudol anti-missile and anti-space defense system developed by Concern VKO Almaz-Antey, published in the corporate calendar of the Almaz- Antey ‘for 2015 (c) Concern EKR Almaz-Antey JSC (via Dmitry Kornev / militaryrussia.ru)
This is the seventh test of the Nudol missile (and the fifth successful, according to US intelligence sources), and the second, carried out in 2018. The missile launched from a mobile launcher flew in 17 minutes 1864 miles (about 3500 km in terms of land miles). The launch site was not named, however, the previous launch on March 26, 2018 was also made from a standard mobile launcher from Plesetsk.
From the side of bmpd, we recall that, according to American data, six test launches of the Nudol system rocket were previously made in Russia:
1) The launch on August 12, 2014 – from the Plesetsk test site – was unsuccessful according to the data of the US Department of Defense, however, according to the data from the planet4589.org web resource, it was successful;
2) Start April 22, 2015 – Plesetsk – according to the US Department of Defense and the planet4589.org web resource, was unsuccessful;
3) Start November 18, 2015 – Plesetsk – successful;
4) Start May 25, 2016 – Plesetsk – successful;
5) Start December 16, 2016 – made from a ‘base in the central part of Russia’ (Kapustin Yar test site?) – successful.
6) Start March 26, 2018 – Plesetsk – with a standard mobile launcher (previous launches were made from test launchers) – successful.