“Since the start of the year … over 250 flights have been conducted, the crew have been trained in various weather conditions day and night,” the statement read. Thanks to the unique flight and technical characteristics of MiG-31 and hypersonic air-to-surface missile, the Kinzhal system has no analogues in the world, according to the statement.

Recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin unveiled the next generation of hypersonic nuclear missiles capable of overcoming Pentagon’s missile defence measures. Putin noted that the work on enhancement of Russia’s defence capability had been conducted within the framework of international agreements, adding that was not threatening anyone with the creation of the new cutting-edge weapons which purely serve country’s defensive needs. – Sputnik

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