Aboard Mir-2 Battle station...
"Mir-2, this is Baikonur. The local time is 1659 and the weather is all clear above the field of operations" spoke a gentle female voice through the secure-line communications devices. The crew of the permanently-manned combat space station quickly got in positions, before the Commander in Chief of the orbital weapon platform answered. "Baikonur, this is Polyus; we confirm your data. All personnel on stations, the test object on Tayfun is ready for launch" replied theCosmonaut and Major of Aviation, Ivan Smirnoff.
"Mir-2, this is Kiev, the An-325 has successfully taken off. You have our green light, the decoy is in display" spoke another voice, this time masculine, from the radio, to be followed by the young lady that was heard previously. "Mir-2, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed launch orders; they should appear on your screens in an instant. Begin missile launch countdown" the woman added. "This is Polyus, we confirm orders; launching missile in 10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... launch successful!"
From 'Uragan,' the latest module of the Mir-2 that carried ten brand new Topol-M3 intercontinental ballistic missiles carrying multiple decoy warheads and the entire system containing immense stealth technology to reduce its radar signature to zero, a single missile was fired, aiming for some part of the empty deserts of Kazakhstan. On the surface of the planet, the Soviet missile defence system was testing both its old and new radars; the latest upgrades allowed them to track the signature of the missiles, albeit not extraordinarily well, whereas the older systems were mostly and effectively blind, albeit some 'holes' in the atmosphere that could track the missile down.
At the same time, from a military base in the Soviet Union's northern coasts and far from the Trieran border, a modified Su-34 fighter was launching a payload of three modified 3M80M3 missiles that would strike a decoy ship 300 kilometres away only about 30 seconds later. They, too, were testing the new generation of Soviet stealth technology; the old cruiser was successfully sank - something secondary, as the missiles had been successfully tested without stealth features long ago - and the low-flying, fast-cruising, stealth missiles had not been tracked at all by any non-upgraded radars of the Soviet military.
"Mir-2, this is Baikonur. We confirm the success of the tests; Object R-153 has been successfully tested. Comrade Major, I guess that the Ministry of Defence will like the results of this technology demonstrator!" The staff in both Mir-2 and Baikonur cheered; this meant a couple of promotions, better funding for some, the return of others to the surface of earth and their loved ones; and to others, it was turning the prospect of modern warfare much more scarier than before.
The missile stealth technology that had just been tested, under the cover of the mighty An-325's publicly announced first flight from the Kiev International Airport, was in development for many years (as many as its counter-systems), much of it side by side with the stealth Su-40 (T-60S) bomber that was entering service since 2003 and gradually replaced the Tu-22M. Now, a major upgrade of the Soviet radar network had to commence, in order to allow the USSR's armed forces of being able to answer the threat they themselves were creating. The budget was there, screaming to them that it wanted to be used. Now, the tech and counter-tech would be fielded simultaneously.
Western radars would have definitely tracked some portions of the Topol-M3's flight, with the missile appearing and disappearing with no explanation, as well as having no proof of having a launch system at all, either earth- or space-based. The multi-billion-dollar budget of the Soviet Union's research departments was finally paying off. Now, the question was; how would the West react? If anything, the Kremlin would confirm the presence of the 'Unidentified Flying Object' that was disappearing and appearing from their radars, if only to shrug their shoulders and point away.