Russia test-fires ‘ideal’ hypersonic missile | 2018-03-12 | daily-sun.com

Russia test-fires ‘ideal’ hypersonic missile

    12th March, 2018 01:38:17 printer

MOSCOW: Russia said Sunday it successfully launched a hypersonic missile which President Vladimir Putin called “an ideal weapon” as he unveiled a new array of next-generation arms earlier this month, reports AFP.

The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an airfield in the South Military District in Russia’s southwest, the defence ministry said.

“The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target,” the ministry added.

The ministry released video footage showing two pilots gearing up for a flight and then running towards a jet with a large missile slung beneath its underbelly.


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