Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Russia test-fires Putin's 'ideal' hypersonic Kinzhal (Dagger) missile

Russia test-fires Putin's 'ideal' hypersonic Kinzhal (Dagger) missile

"Generally speaking, I cannot complain that I've come across any serious events that could be called a betrayal", Putin said.

Image Attribute: MiG-31 Bort (side number) 592 takes off clutching the large Kinzhal missile under its belly.

Kinzhal can reportedly reach speeds of around 7,673mph and travel an incredible distance of 1,243 miles (2,000km).

"MiG-31 jet of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted a test launch of hypersonic aviation and missile system Kinzhal in a set district". The ministry said its intended target was successfully hit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the southern military district has had possession of the missile since the beginning of December.

Russian Federation said today that it successfully launched a hypersonic missile capable carrying a nuclear warhead.

"Crews of the air system on the testing air alert sorties completed over 250 flights year-to-date under the combat training plan. The attempt at curbing Russian Federation has failed", Putin said.

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. "The hypersonic missile confirmed its technical operational performance and timing data of the Kinzhal missile system".

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said in a new film he ordered - but later pulled back - the shooting down of a passenger plane in 2014 after officials believed a man with a bomb was targeting the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. "They do not impact any need on our side for a change in our deterrence posture". "It doesn't change anything other than how much money do they want to spend on something that does not change at all the strategic balance", he said.

The US intelligence community said in a January 2017 report that the Russian government interfered in the presidential election - to help Trump win - by hacking Democratic targets, facilitating damaging releases through WikiLeaks and using social media to spread misinformation.

During his speech, Putin said the creation of the new weapons has made NATO's US-led missile defense 'useless, ' and means an effective end to what he described as Western efforts to block Russia's military development.

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