To strike at military facilities in Ukraine, Russia used the most modern hypersonic missiles "Dagger" - Ukrainian air defense is not yet capable of shooting them down

On August 7, Russia attacked military facilities in the Vinnitsa region. As it turned out, there were

used hypersonic missiles X-47M "Dagger". This was reported by the press service of the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

What is known

The command noted that the main carrierhypersonic missiles "Dagger" is the MiG-31 fighter, but they can also be used by the Tu-22M3 and Tu-160 bombers. "Kinzhal" is the most modern type of missiles in service with the Russian army.

Unfortunately, the Ukrainian air defense systemdefense so far cannot effectively counteract such missiles. "Dagger" can reach speeds of up to 12,000 km / h, and the mass of the warhead is 500 kg.

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The only good news in this situation is that Russia does not havea large number of missiles of this type. Since February 24, 2022, only a few combat uses of the Kh-47M Kinzhal have been recorded. The Russian army tries to use missiles exclusively for the destruction of extremely important targets.

Source: Command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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