Not many know that in addition to the S-500, Russia is working on what appears to be a dedicated ASAT. A drawing of the proposed TEL for it was leaked to the press, in the form of a corporate calendar picture. And now there is information that it has been tested 3 times. Twice unsuccessfully, and once, most recently on Nov 18th, successfully. The info on the testing comes from the US. ÐŸÐµÑ€Ð²Ð¾Ðµ ÑƒÑÐ¿ÐµÑˆÐ½Ð¾Ðµ Ð¸ÑÐ¿Ñ‹Ñ‚Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ðµ Ð¿Ñ€Ð¾Ñ‚Ð¸Ð²Ð¾ÑÐ¿ÑƒÑ‚Ð½Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ Ñ€Ð°ÐºÐµÑ‚Ñ‹ ÑÐ¸ÑÑ‚ÐµÐ¼Ñ‹ "ÐÑƒÐ´Ð¾Ð»ÑŒ" - bmpd While information is lacking, and the S-500 was supposed to be able to reach targets in near orbit, there's a good chance that work in that direction has not proceeded well, and the Nudol is also a full fledged ASAT, not just something for the low hanging fruit.