Russia Hypersonic Missile Tested Successfully


"The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target on a testing ground", the ministry said.

Set to rousing, patriotic music, the video then shows a missile detaching from the airborne plane and gliding across the dark sky, leaving a fiery trail behind.

Defence ministry officials said the missile launch took place on Saturday after the fighter jet took off from an air base in Russia's south west.

Kinzhal missile can travel 10 times faster than the speed of sound and attain incredible speeds of up to 7,700mph (12,390km/h) across 1,250 miles (2,012kms).

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly one of them.

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Recall, March 1, in his address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Putin showed a video with a new nuclear missile, which flew in the direction of the United States. According to Russia's president, the missile is highly maneuverable and capable of penetrating all defenses, including "future defenses".

Putin explained that Russian Federation has weapons that no country on the planet possesses and that tests would keep happening in the Southern Military District to ensure they stayed superior to other country's defence systems.

Dmitry Rogozin, the deputy prime minister, said on Facebook that work had been carried out to modernise the "unique" MiG-31 that will carry the missile.

The ministry press release states the Kinzhal system has been tested 250 times in test flight sorties, under all sorts of weather conditions, during day and night, since the beginning of 2018.

"There are no such circumstances and never will be", he said in the new two-hour documentary "Putin". "The hypersonic missile confirmed its technical operational performance and timing data of the Kinzhal missile system".

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The passenger involved in the incident was drunk and the plane would continue to Turkey.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White downplayed Putin's comments, saying the US military was capable of defending the country from any threats.

The movie was released just one week ahead of the presidential elections in Russian Federation on March 18 that Putin is expected to win.

"They told me: an aircraft from Ukraine to Istanbul was kidnapped, and the kidnappers want a landing in Sochi", Putin says. "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.

Putin revealed a range of intercontinental ballistic missiles, underwater drones and nuclear-powered cruise missiles.

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In the some times combative interview Putin denied the charge by USA intelligence services that he ordered meddling in the November 2016 vote, claiming any interference was not connected to the Kremlin.