Russia Test-fires 'Kinzhal - An 'Ideal' Hypersonic Missile
12 March, 2018, 12:18 | Author: Kristi Dunn
"Each time there's an advance in anyone's weapon systems, Russia's weapon systems, Chinese weapon systems, America is required to make sure that we have defenses that respond to them", he added. The Kinzhal missile was one of an array of new weapons.
The defence ministry said the missile was launched from a MiG-31 jet that took off from an airfield in southwest Russian Federation on Saturday. The officials said the test was a success and that the missile hit its intended target.
The missile, dubbed Kinzhal ("Dagger"), was sacked by a Mig-31 fighter jet and hit its designated target at an undisclosed test range, the ministry said in a statement Sunday. The video then shows a missile detaching from the airborne plane and gliding across the sky. The massive twin-engine MiG-31 remains the fastest operational fighter capable of clocking a top speed close to Mach 3.
Speaking of the new arsenal, Putin said that the nuclear-powered cruise missile tested last fall has an unlimited range and high speed and maneuverability allowing it to pierce any missile defense.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the southern military district has had possession of the missile since the beginning of December.
The ministry described the launch as "normal".
"Crews of the air system on the testing air alert sorties completed over 250 flights year-to-date under the combat training plan".
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Late last week, Putin said he would destroy the world with nuclear missiles if Russian Federation came under attack.
'A decision about using nuclear weapon can be made only if our missile warning system recorded not only the launch of missiles, but also gave an accurate prediction of flight trajectories and the time when the warheads fall on Russian Federation'.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White downplayed Putin's comments, saying the US military was capable of defending the country from any threats.
Russian Federation is holding presidential elections next week, which Putin is widely believed to win.
On Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis expressed doubt that Russian Federation had developed such an advanced weapon and said the test would not affect U.S. policy, according to CNN. "They do not impact any need on our side for a change in our deterrence posture".
The footage of the missile test comes as US Defence Secretary James Mattis expressed skepticism at the supposedly new, high tech Russian missiles. "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.
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