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ABM-4 Gorgon ABM

Country of Origin: Russia


The ABM-4 Gorgon is the replacement for the ABM-1 Galosh in the Moscow ABM system. It is a silo-based, high-altitude exo-atmospheric ballistic missile interceptor.

In addition to its ABM capability, the ABM-4 Gorgon is probably capable of intercepting very low altitude satellites as they pass over the Moscow region if guided by the Pill Box phased-array radar at Pushkino.

The Gorgon was designed to detonate a 1-megaton nuclear warhead just outside the Earth's atmosphere as part of...

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