I am not sure what to think of this video depicting what looks like an S300 SAM launch. Did it go nuts and the crew destroyed it on command or did it pull off a series of amazing energy depleting maneuvers to accomplish an incredibly close-in intercept?

It was probably just a dud, and a very scary one at that, but I am not 100% certain. What do you think?

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