Russian Navy arms its MiG-31 fighters with Kh-47M hypersonic missiles

The decades-old Mikoyan MiG-31 fighter jet of the Russian Naval Aviation will probably be armed with Kh-47M Kinzhal (dagger) hypersonic missiles, information company Izvestiya reported.

In line with the report, the 98th combined regiment as a part of the Northern Fleet on the Kola Peninsula and the 317th Pacific Regiment in Kamchatkawil, obtain the brand new model of Lengthy-range MiG-31 fighters with Okay index that will probably be armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missile.

The Kinzhal is the most recent Russian air-launched system that consists of a MiG-31K fight plane as a supply car and a Kh-47M hypersonic missile. Russian state media reported that the Kinzhal missile is the airborne model of the Iskander tactical missile system.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic missile system in his State of the Nation Tackle to the Federal Meeting in March 2018. Presently, a squadron of MiG-31K plane armed with hypersonic missiles is on experimental fight obligation in Russia’s Southern Army District.

The Kh-47M Kinzhal missile is able to flying 10-12 occasions quicker than sound at a spread of as much as 2000 km.

The missile is designed to focus on U.S. and NATO warships posing a risk to strategic missile techniques in Russia’s European half and to destroy the NATO missile protection system and ballistic missile protection ships and land objects near Russia borders.

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