Russian fighters armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles hold drills with strategic bombers

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An air squadron of MiG-31K fighter jets armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles held joint drills with Tu-22M3 long-range bombers in early July, Russian Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Sergei Dronov said on Thursday.


"Tactical flight drills were held in the first ten-day period of July with the crews of long-range aviation to practice hitting ground and naval targets. The drills focused on planning, preparing and jointly employing Kinzhal air-launched missile systems and long-range Tu-22M3 missile-carrying bombers, and also on fighter jets’ operations to provide cover for air strike groups," the general said.

All the assigned combat training missions "have been accomplished highly qualitatively and within the established timeframe" in the course of air maneuvers and "the flight personnel have gained the necessary skills of joint practical actions," he added.

The air squadron armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles went on experimental combat duty in Russia’s Southern Military District from December 1, 2017, Dronov said.

"The squadron’s flight personnel and the engineering and technical staff are successfully mastering new aircraft and armament and improving their skills in preparing and accomplishing combat training missions, including with the conduct of practical launches. Over this period, more than 350 flights have been performed, of which 70 have been carried out with mid-air refueling," the general said.

Russia’s MiG-31K fighter jets have been performing planned patrols over the Caspian Sea since April 2018, ensuring strategic containment. Along with the experimental combat duty, test flights continue to expand the Kinzhal combat capabilities.

The development of new strategic weapon systems aims to increase Russia’s defense capability and prevent any aggression against Russia and its allies, the Defense Ministry stressed.

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Russian fighters armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles hold drills with strategic bombers

2018/07/1532082594.jpg
Read: 422     14:59     20 July 2018    

An air squadron of MiG-31K fighter jets armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles held joint drills with Tu-22M3 long-range bombers in early July, Russian Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Sergei Dronov said on Thursday.


"Tactical flight drills were held in the first ten-day period of July with the crews of long-range aviation to practice hitting ground and naval targets. The drills focused on planning, preparing and jointly employing Kinzhal air-launched missile systems and long-range Tu-22M3 missile-carrying bombers, and also on fighter jets’ operations to provide cover for air strike groups," the general said.

All the assigned combat training missions "have been accomplished highly qualitatively and within the established timeframe" in the course of air maneuvers and "the flight personnel have gained the necessary skills of joint practical actions," he added.

The air squadron armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles went on experimental combat duty in Russia’s Southern Military District from December 1, 2017, Dronov said.

"The squadron’s flight personnel and the engineering and technical staff are successfully mastering new aircraft and armament and improving their skills in preparing and accomplishing combat training missions, including with the conduct of practical launches. Over this period, more than 350 flights have been performed, of which 70 have been carried out with mid-air refueling," the general said.

Russia’s MiG-31K fighter jets have been performing planned patrols over the Caspian Sea since April 2018, ensuring strategic containment. Along with the experimental combat duty, test flights continue to expand the Kinzhal combat capabilities.

The development of new strategic weapon systems aims to increase Russia’s defense capability and prevent any aggression against Russia and its allies, the Defense Ministry stressed.

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