On June 21, 2016 the Air and Space Forces successfully tested a short-range interceptor of the A-135 missile defense system. The interceptor, apparently 53T6, known as Gazelle, was launched at 7:00 MSK (4:00 UTC) and is said to have successfully reach its goal. The test was supported by the Sary-Shagan crews of the Strategic Rocket Forces and industry representatives.

This appears to be a regular annual test of the interceptor. The previous one took place in June 2015.