Saturday, December 3, 2022

Russian test of missile fails at Kapustin Yar

At least one newest Russian made missile launched at Kapustin Yar range failed during a launch test.

On 10 December, in social media was released a video, which included footages that confirmed it one Russian missile to have failed shortly after launch.

Video shot on the ground by firefighting units shows unknown missile apparently failed, with flaming debris falling to the ground.


The missile was launched from the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site in Astrakhan Oblast, between Volgograd and Astrakhan near the town of Znamensk.

It is hard to determine the exact date and test location. The type of missile is still being assessed.

According to, the launches took place on Sunday, December 9, at the Kapustin Yar.  It is assumed that it was S-300 surface-to-air defense missile.

Kapustin Yar – rocket military range in the north-western part of the Astrakhan region. Official name: 4th State Central Interdepartmental Test Site of the Russian Federation (4 GPC).

Not only strategic missiles began their journey here at the test site, but also operational tactical complexes, as well as missile systems for the Air Defense Forces, including the famous S-300 complex. At the present time, tests of the newest intercontinental ballistic missile test and interceptor missiles, are being completed at the test site.

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