The Russian military carried out the training launch of the hypersonic missile of the Dinar air-attack missile system, which Vladimir Putin spoke in a message to the Federal Assembly. The Ministry of Defense published a video on the YouTube channel.
The MiG-31 fighter rose from an unnamed airfield in the Southern Military District and launched a missile that hit the target at the range. What exactly is not clear, but “Dagger” is designed to destroy land and sea targets.
From the beginning of 2018 the crews of Dagger performed more than 250 flights. The Ministry of Defense asserts that the complex has no analogues in the world due to the flight characteristics of the fighter, as well as missiles with low radar visibility and high maneuverability.
In his message on March 1, Putin told about the completion of the tests of the complex, which went on duty on December 1, 2017. According to the president’s description, the fighter is able to deliver the missile to the point of discharge in a matter of minutes. At the same time, the speed of the rocket’s flight will exceed the speed of sound by a factor of 10 and can bypass all existing missile defense and air defense systems.