On October 11, 2007 Russia conducted a successful test of an interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system. According to the Russian military, the test, which took place at 12:01 MSK (08:01 UTC) at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, was part of the system maintenance and the life extension program of the sort-range interceptor of the system. It was also reported to be used to test the upgraded and modernized support facilities at Sary-Shagan.
The interceptor tested at Sary-Shagan was a short-range 53T6 interceptor. The A-135 missile defense system deployed around Moscow includes 68 interceptors of this type deployed at five sites. According to the reports about the test, it was the 42nd flight of the interceptor of this type since 1983. Previous test of a 53T6 interceptor took place at Sary-Shagan on December 5th, 2006.