Saturday, November 30, 2019

Russia Tests Hypersonic Missile In The Arctic

FILE PHOTO: A MiG-31 Foxhound fighter-interceptor with the Kinzhal high-precision hypersonic aero-ballistic missile. © Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev

RT: Cold steel: Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile ‘completes its first ARCTIC test’

Russia’s new Kinzhal (‘Dagger’) air-launched hypersonic missile has been tested in freezing Arctic conditions. It successfully struck a land-based target in what was the maiden test of its kind, defense industry sources said.

The top-secret trials took place in mid-November at the Pemboi range in the north-western Komi Republic, one of the sources told TASS. The Russian region stretches beyond the Arctic Circle.

The missile was fired from a MiG-31K supersonic interceptor aircraft, which NATO calls ‘Foxhound.’ Kinzhal “reached the speed of Mach 10 (over 12,000kph),” another unnamed official told the agency.

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Update: Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic - TASS cites sources (Reuters)

WNU Editor: Russia is also testing (and ready to deploy) this hyper-sonic missile system .... Russia’s Avangard hypersonic missile system to go on combat alert in December — top brass (TASS). More here .... Nuclear Nightmare? Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Missile Is About to Go Operational(National Interest).


Blackie said...

R u out of your hearts people

Bob Huntley said...


Dov Sar said...

That is no small task. My squadron flew in the arctic in November and our aircraft were breaking more than they were flying, sometimes flying and breaking at the same time (although we were on detachment there from California, which may explain things). The Russians always impress with their cold weather ops.