On June 16, 2017 the Air and Space Defense Forces conducted a successful test of an interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system. The test took place at the Sary-Shagan test site. It was supported by crews of the test site (Strategic Rocket Forces) and industry representatives. According to the official statements, the test was carried out as part of a work on improving Russia's missile defense system.

The "improvement of Russia's missile defense" language is new - in previous tests the goal of the test was stated as "confirmation of technical characteristics of the interceptors" (the most recent test took place in June 2016). This may suggest that this time the interceptor is a bit different. It's quite possible that it is an upgrade of the 53T6/Gazelle missile. A completely new interceptor seems unlikely - the video shows that it uses the same container, so it's probably not that different from the 53T6 (but, of course, we cannot see the missile).