Posts tagged as Kinzhal

Jumping the gun: US media report successful test of Russia’s hypersonic missile

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Russia has been developing a hypersonic missile the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports. According to CNBC, Russia has tested the weapon, dubbed “Kinzhal,” 12 times on MiG-31 fighters. The last successful test was carried out earlier this month against a target nearly 800 kilometers (500 miles) away. The Kinzhal missile, whose name is aptly translated from Russian as Dagger, is a lethal weapon…