Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Russia Says It Successfully Tested Its Hypersonic Missile

Russia Says It Successfully Tested Its Hypersonic Missile

"The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target on a testing ground", the ministry said.

Russian Federation says it has successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile, one of a range of nuclear-capable weapons announced by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month.

The country's Ministry of Defense released what it says is a video showing the missile being dropped from a plane followed by a fiery tail.

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The missile has been deployed in the Southern Military District since December 1, he added.

Russian Federation says it tested a hypersonic missile capable of traveling at 10 times the speed of sound.

"A MiG-31 fighter crew of the Russian Aerospace Forces made a training launch of a hypersonic missile of the Kinzhal high-precision air missile system in the predetermined area", the ministry said.

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Since the start of the year, more than 250 sorties have been carried out by the aircraft to ideal the work of the missile systems, the defence ministry said. "The air staff has been trained in full scope day and night in various weather conditions", the defense ministry said.

The missile can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads at a range of more than 2,000 kilometers, the Russian president said, contending that it can overcome air-defense systems.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Facebook work had also been done to modernise the "unique" MiG-31 supersonic jet that will carry the missile.

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The first air unit equipped with the Kinzhal system started test air alert flights to master fundamentals of its combat use since December 1 of the a year ago.

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