Russia to Test Many Kinzhal Missiles

Russia to Test Many Kinzhal Missiles March 23, 2019

Russia has moved nearly 20 Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missiles to a test site. Russia has also test fired 12 times from a MiG-31 fighter jet, CNBC reports.

Quoting sources who have seen U. S. intelligence reports, CNBC says the Kinzhal is expected to be mounted on a bomber as well.

The air-to-ground hypersonic missile Kinzhal, has been tested at least three times. In July, the Kremlin successfully tested the weapon against a target nearly 500 miles away. What's more, in another U.S. intelligence report, according to a source, the hypersonic missile was mounted and launched 12 times from a Russian MiG-31 fighter jet. Additionally, work is underway to mount the weapon on a strategic bomber.

The Kh-47M2, also nicknamed "Kinzhal" (Dagger), is a new hypersonic Russian air-launched nuclear-capable cruise missile. This missile was first publicly revealed in 2018. By 2018 only a small number of these missiles were built for trials and evaluation.  The Kinzhal resembles an air-launched version of the Iskander short-range ballistic missile.

Russia to Test Many Kinzhal Missiles

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