Contents tagged with Kinzhal

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia only capable of producing 2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles a month

    According to the Ukrainian Intelligence, the capabilities of the Russian defense industry are limited. It is capable of producing only two Kinzhal hypersonic missiles per month.

    For their airstrikes on Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces are using missiles that have just rolled off the assembly line, which shows that Russia has almost no industrial capacity left, said the deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky.

    According to him, the …

  • Ukrainian air defense thwarts Russian air attack on Kyiv, shoots down 6 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles

    At night, Russian troops carried out an air strike on Ukraine using cruise and hypersonic missiles, but the attack was repelled by significantly strengthened air defense system.

    At about 4:30am Kyiv time, more than a dozen missiles were launched on different districts of Kyiv. Four missiles were shot down over the Mykolaiv region. As reported by the commander of the Ukrainian troops, Valery Zaluzhny, the strike was carried out using "18 air, sea and land-based missiles."

    "Six Kh-47M2 Kinzhal …

  • Ukraine confirms first Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile downed in Kyiv region

    For the first time, the Ukrainian military managed to shoot down a Russian Kh-47 Kinzhal missile, which the Russians call "hypersonic", said commander of the Ukrainian Air, Lieutenant-General Mykola Oleshchuk, on Telegram.

    "I congratulate the Ukrainian people with a historic event! Yes, we shot down the "unparalleled" Kinzhal. It happened during a night attack on May 4 in the sky of the Kyiv region. The Kh-47 missile was fired by the MiG-31K from the territory of Russia," Oleshchuk wrote.

    He …

  • Ukrainian media: first Russian hypersonic missile Kinzhal downed over Kyiv

    For the first time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully intercepted the Russian "hypersonic" missile Kh-47 Kinzhal. This happened on the night of May over Kyiv, reports the news website Defense Express, publishing a photo of the wreckage, including the nose cone with traces of destruction.

    As reported by the Kyiv City Military Administration, in addition to Shahed kamikaze drones, Russian also used missiles in the attack - "probably of a ballistic type."

    The pictures show that the …

  • Russia claims to have increased production of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles

    The head of the Russian defense corporation Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said that the Russian Federation had increased the production of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.

    "The production [of these missile systems] began a long time ago. In the beginning such a quantity was not required. We are now increasing the production," Chemezov said in an interview with the Russian news agency Interfax.

    He also added that Rostec produces "colossal volumes of products" for the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "Volumes …

  • Russia: hypersonic missiles are being used to strike targets in Ukraine

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian military allegedly used hypersonic missiles Kinzhal and a coastal missile system Bastion on targets in Ukraine.

    The Ministry’s spokesperson, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said at the morning briefing that the Russian armed forces destroyed an underground ammunition depot in the Ivano-Frankivsk region using a hypersonic missile Kinzhal. According to him, the Bastion coastal missile system also destroyed electronic intelligence centers of the …

  • Russia detains chief designer of hypersonic weapons for treason

    General Director and Chief Designer of JSC Research Enterprise of Hypersonic Systems (NIPGS) Alexander Kuranov was detained on August 12 by Russian FSB officers.

    TASS reports, citing a source in law enforcement agencies, 73-year-old Kuranov is accused of treason. He is suspected of transferring development materials to foreign special services. The Lefortovo court of Moscow received a petition from investigators for the arrest of the scientist for two months, which was satisfied.

    Doctor of …

  • Defense Minister Shoygu wants to increase procurement of hypersonic weapons for Russian Army

    Russia is currently working on prcurement of hypersonic weapons for its Armed Forces, said the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu at a meeting at the space and rocket company “Military Industrial Corporation NPO Mashinostroenia”, located in Reutov near Moscow, TASS reports.

    "Using the estimates of the General Staff, we have begun work together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, on procurement of hypersonic and high-precision long-range weapons," Shoygu said.

    According to Shoygu, in …

  • Putin promises to ‘pleasantly surprise’ countries which have hypersonic weapons

    Russia will be ready when other countries have hypersonic weapons, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with “The News of the Week” on Rossiya 1 TV channel.

    "They will have these weapons. But I think that we will be able to pleasantly surprise our partners because when they have these weapons, it is very likely that we will have a means to counter them," Putin said.

    No one can shoot down hypersonic missiles, as "the speeds are such that it is impossible to take them down," he …

  • Russia tests new hypersonic missile

    Russia has tested a new hypersonic air missile from a Tu-22M3 bomber, reports TASS, citing a source in the Russian defense industry.

    "Recently, tests of a new hypersonic missile have been carried out from the Tu-22M3," the source said.

    According to him, the missile is being developed for the upgraded version of the Tu-22M3M aircraft. He added that work on the new munition began several years ago. The missile tests are to be completed along with work on the upgraded Tu-22M3M bomber.

    The …